Topic Archive: Employee Benefits

What's Old Is New Again

Adam C. Pozek | 11/14/14

Whether we’re talking fashion or music or architecture or barber shops, it seems things that have faded from existence eventually come back around.  See if this cycle looks familiar:  cutting edge becomes status quo becomes so last week becomes so [insert decade] becomes retro becomes vintage.

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Exactly the Same but Completely Different

Adam C. Pozek | 09/17/14

At the end of August, I made my first trip to Burning Man, an annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada.  With 10 guiding principles, it involves art, music and free-spiritedness.  This experiment in temporary community sees 65,000+ attendees converge on a dried-up lake bed, build a temporary city and leave behind no trace that it ever existed only a couple of short weeks later.  Katie Couric, Chris Taylor and Grover Norquist describe it better than I could.

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SchoolHouse Rock Meets The 401(k) Plan

Adam C. Pozek | 04/22/13

When I was kid, I used to love Schoolhouse Rock during the commercial breaks of Saturday morning cartoons.  Even now, I have them all on DVD as well as a CD of covers by various rock musicians, and I still sing along with all of them word-for-word!

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Reasonableness Requirement Is Not New

Adam C. Pozek | 02/24/11

An article appeared yesterday on CFO.com entitled “New 401(k) Obligations Heaped on CFOs” and it carried a tagline stating “New disclosure rules abound, but pay close attention or you could be sued by plan participants.”

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The Quest for Quality & Unconflicted Expertise

Adam C. Pozek | 02/9/10

In the last few days, there have been several new media reports of professional wrongdoing.  One describes a CPA suspended for preparing a false tax return.  Another alleges a TPA firm provided conflicted advice when it referred clients to a CPA firm in which it held a stake.  Hopefully the allegations will turn out to be false, but these situations reinforce the importance of quality, unconflicted advice.

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