Enhancement of Broker-Dealer Regulatory Reporting Requirements

Since 2009, when the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) began reviewing rules related to broker-dealers and safekeeping of investor assets, the industry ... read more >

A New Look for our Website

Marketing

By Sean Smith

We are excited to launch an all-new look for our website, www.schneiderdowns.com. Our site was updated with our clients and friends in mind, with an effort ... read more >

What Is Your Retirement Planning Strategy? (Crossing your fingers does not count!)

401(k) Plans

By Kyle Zeller

According to a recent study by Teresa Ghilarducci, a professor of economics at the New School for Social Research, 75% of Americans nearing retirement ... read more >

Establishing Safeguards for your Employee Benefit Plan

ERISA

By Jeanne Barrett

“Nine Charged in Theft from Employee Benefit Plan” reads yet another headline about an employee benefit plan fraud case. Fraudulent activities ... read more >

Proposed Amendments to Pennsylvania's Local Tax Enabling Act

Due in large part to the number of individual taxing jurisdictions within the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania businesses that operate in multiple jurisdictions ... read more >

Happy 25th Anniversary World Wide Web!

Technology

By Robert Morgan

Back in March of 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, part of CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), presented a proposal for a “Mesh” of ... read more >

Skagit County, Washington Settles With The Department of Health And Human Services For Potential HIPAA Violations

On March 7, 2014, Skagit County, Washington agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) ... read more >

Auto-Enrollment: Helping Employees Invest in Their Retirement

In an era where the traditional defined benefit plans are becoming a thing of the past, Generation X and Generation Y employees are starting to take retirement ... read more >

FASB Releases Troubled Debt Restructuring by Creditors ASU

Real Estate

By Scott Seapker

In late January, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued FASB Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-04, "Reclassification of Residential ... read more >

Costs and Financial Aid Growing Factors in Students' Decision-Making Process

Almost fifteen years after I began the process of applying to colleges, the annual Freshman Survey titled “The American Freshman: National Norms ... read more >