BAP SPOTLIGHT THAO TRAN

Welcome, everyone, to the first installment of our newest effort to showcase the unique personalities, triumphs, and tribulations of your fellow BAPsters here at Portland State’s Epsilon Alpha. To kick things off Jeffret Madondo, VP of Competitions, grabbed an opportunity to sit down with PCC transfer-student and Financial Literacy Manager Thao Tran to get a […]

SEC PROPOSES EQUITY CROWDFUNDING RULES

By Rahnia Beuter Professional Review by Claire E. Brown & Drea R. Schmidt, Tonkon Torp LLP   On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was enacted. The purpose of the JOBS Act is to increase access to capital by modifying existing financial regulation. While the modifications affect several avenues of capital fundraising, […]

PREMIUM ASSISTANCE CREDITS UNDER THE ACA

By Robin Norgren  Professional Review by Tyee Carr, Portland State University   The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare” or the ACA, was signed into law March 23, 2010.1 Through a series of regulatory, institutional, and tax changes, the law intends to expand coverage, quality, and affordability of the United States’ […]

ACCOUNTING FOR CAP AND TRADE

By Andrew Yeoman Beginning this year, the state of California has mandated the distribution and sale of carbon pollution credits to the state’s largest industries, with the hope that a market-based system can stem air pollution from carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The European Union and some Canadian provinces have already started emissions trading […]

COFFEE “BEAN COUNTING”

By Jamie Waters Starbucks is everywhere it seems.  We all know, and perhaps love, the mega coffee chain that happily provides us with our lattes and cappuccinos every morning.  With nearly 1800 retail stores in 60 countries,1 Starbucks Corporation raked in revenues of $13.3 billion in 2012 alone.2  But this giant has recently come under some […]

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BAP SPOTLIGHT THAO TRAN

Welcome, everyone, to the first installment of our newest effort to showcase the unique personalities, triumphs, and tribulations of your fellow BAPsters here at Portland State’s Epsilon Alpha. To kick things off Jeffret Madondo, VP of Competitions, grabbed an opportunity to sit down with PCC transfer-student and Financial Literacy Manager Thao Tran to get a […]

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BAP Financial Literacy Kick-Off Workshop – Credit Cards with Carrie Fleisher

Join us this Thursday the 12th at 6:00 PM for our first BAP Financial Literacy workshop on the topic of credit cards. Our speaker will be Carrie Fleisher. Carrie Fleisher is Vice President, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for M Holdings Securities, Inc., and an officer of M Financial Group (“M Financial”), responsible for all […]

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AARP Tax Aide Volunteer / CASH Oregon Orientations

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity AND an invaluable job skill to add to your resume? Then come learn more about how to be an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer with CASH Oregon! As an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer you will become an IRS certified tax preparer and join a dedicated group of volunteers who assist thousands of low and moderate income […]

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Beta Alpha Psi Bake Sale needs YOU!

Our winter Bake Sale Fundraiser is right around the corner, so we’re looking for student bakers to help stock our shelves and man the table to make this thing a success! The bake sale will be happening next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day so please, if you can lend a hand […]

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SEC PROPOSES EQUITY CROWDFUNDING RULES

By Rahnia Beuter Professional Review by Claire E. Brown & Drea R. Schmidt, Tonkon Torp LLP   On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was enacted. The purpose of the JOBS Act is to increase access to capital by modifying existing financial regulation. While the modifications affect several avenues of capital fundraising, […]

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PREMIUM ASSISTANCE CREDITS UNDER THE ACA

By Robin Norgren  Professional Review by Tyee Carr, Portland State University   The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare” or the ACA, was signed into law March 23, 2010.1 Through a series of regulatory, institutional, and tax changes, the law intends to expand coverage, quality, and affordability of the United States’ […]

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THE INS & OUTS OF A VALUE-ADDED TAX

By Asriel Malloy Tax season has wrapped up for another year, but economic advisors continue to look for additional ways […]

URGENT NEED FOR ACCOUNTING PHDS

By Jun Li   Most students entering accounting do not plan to become academics. The field of accounting is often […]

TAXES FOR NONRESIDENT ALIENS

By Amber Schultz An estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants are currently living in the United States.1 Some of them crossed […]

PROPOSED LEASING STANDARDS: BETTER OR WORSE?

By Heather Drake Financial statement users have long been dissatisfied with lease accounting standards. Their main criticism is that the […]

LIFESTYLE: BOOK REVIEW “NEVER EAT ALONE”

By Megan Huddleston Networking can play an important role in one’s career, and a popular phrase tells us that, “it’s […]

SPOTLIGHT: FACULTY PROFILE MICHAEL SCHUSTER

By Asriel Malloy Michael Schuster is an accounting and finance professor here at Portland State University. He teaches 200 through […]