Delayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in Brooklyn

delayed gratification

For sports fans, that was quite a run last week. The NHL crowned its champion (and the nation’s capital seemed like it was one massive street party for the weekend), the rest of the NBA conceded to the Golden State Warriors, and we witnessed another Triple Crown in horse racing. Now, well … there’s baseball. But this is a good … Read More

James PantzisDelayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in Brooklyn

Focus Training For Folks In Brooklyn

focus training

Now that we’re into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter … and, if you’re like me, “focus” becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn’t just “happen” — especially when the days are hot. It might be simply because tax season is now fully behind us, and … Read More

James PantzisFocus Training For Folks In Brooklyn

Instilling Financial Literacy For Kids In Brooklyn

financial literacy for kids

Memorial Day weekend can often feel a little disjointed. There we are with our burgers, our pools, our picnics — all while we are supposedly remembering the sacrifice of so many thousands who laid down their lives in the line of duty for this country, and for the sake of our constitutional freedoms. However, when you talk to veterans from … Read More

James PantzisInstilling Financial Literacy For Kids In Brooklyn

How To Manage Money For Brooklyn Millennials

How To Manage Money

I’ll tell you what… The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it’s cold out there, but with so much “end of school year” stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k “graduations” all the way up through college and beyond), to weddings (both royal and otherwise), to sports seasons wrapping … Read More

James PantzisHow To Manage Money For Brooklyn Millennials

James Pantzis’ Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google’s demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week?   If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed … and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that machines and robots can engage in regular human interaction — with the human … Read More

James PantzisJames Pantzis’ Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

A 12-Point Financial Health Check For Brooklyn Families And Individuals

financial health

We are now fully engaged in our tax “off season” here in Brooklyn. But interestingly, this is where the real difference that we can make on behalf of our tax preparation clients is actually made. We’re diving into the new tax legislation, and attending classes (online and in person) to get clarity, even as the IRS releases various new guidances … Read More

James PantzisA 12-Point Financial Health Check For Brooklyn Families And Individuals

Four Tips For Brooklyn Couples To Make Money and Marriage Work Together

money and marriage

It seems like crooks these days keep finding new ways to trick people here in Brooklyn into giving them more money. And no, I’m not talking about Congress. Last week, for those of us in the tax professional world in Brooklyn who are paying attention (because let’s be honest — many of our colleagues are still on vacation), we got … Read More

James PantzisFour Tips For Brooklyn Couples To Make Money and Marriage Work Together

3+ Reasons Why Brooklyn Taxpayers Might Need to File an Amended Return

amended return

Well, we did it. You did it. We made it through the tax busy season. Every year, when I shut our Brooklyn office door on April 15th (the 17th this year — er, the 18th, because of the IRS “issues”), I feel a huge weight lift off of my shoulders. Going home that day is very nice. We work hard around here to … Read More

James Pantzis3+ Reasons Why Brooklyn Taxpayers Might Need to File an Amended Return

The Joys Of Providing Professional Tax Services To Brooklyn

Professional Tax Services

Well, our primary work for this tax season in Brooklyn has just about wrapped up. But notice I said “primary”, there … you see, unlike some professional tax services in Brooklyn, we make it a point to do a bit more than simply “fill out forms” on your behalf. I’ll tell you more about that in a moment. Yes, today … Read More

James PantzisThe Joys Of Providing Professional Tax Services To Brooklyn

James Pantzis’ Tax Extension Breakdown

tax extension

It’s the final full week of tax season, and our office in Brooklyn is hopping! But yes, I’m still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April 17th, right around the corner. And, fret not — if you have all your papers … Read More

James PantzisJames Pantzis’ Tax Extension Breakdown