9 Key Questions for Your 2017 Taxes by James Pantzis

2017 taxes

Now that extended returns have been filed, we set our gaze towards year-end around here, and on making sure that YOU are doing everything possible to ensure that your 2017 tax burden is as low as legally and ethically possible. I did receive some feedback and questions about the Equifax information I shared, and I should clarify that while I’m … Read More

James Pantzis9 Key Questions for Your 2017 Taxes by James Pantzis

Should You Set Up A Trust? 5 Questions For Brooklyn Families

set up a trust

]We all woke Monday morning to news of more senseless tragedy and horror, this time, as you no doubt have heard, from Las Vegas. Yet another picture of a kind of terror that I cannot fathom; imagine going to a simple music festival and suddenly having death rain down from the sky. Words cannot describe. Our hearts are with you, … Read More

James PantzisShould You Set Up A Trust? 5 Questions For Brooklyn Families

Tax Planning Strategies For Brooklyn Individuals and Families

tax planning strategies

As a planner, I hate speculation. I would much rather plan for what I can control, and harvest the fruits without surprise. And that’s exactly what we do with our Brooklyn clients — at least with those who are smart enough to take us up on it — we PLAN for the upcoming tax season so there are no nasty surprises … Read More

James PantzisTax Planning Strategies For Brooklyn Individuals and Families

James Pantzis’ 2017 Tax Planning Guide

2017 tax planning

The third quarter of 2017 is officially behind us, and we are moving into the final portion of our year. The NFL is in full swing, school is back, and life begins to barrel at all of us in new ways. Believe it or not, the holidays are around the corner! (In fact, there have even been Halloween decorations popping … Read More

James PantzisJames Pantzis’ 2017 Tax Planning Guide

Hurricanes, Tax Deadlines in Brooklyn and Data Breaches

Data Breach

Our hearts and prayers continue with Houston, and with those in the path or wake of the western wildfires. And now, of course with the entire state of Florida. Fortunately, some of the most dire Irma scenarios did not play out, but we are still dealing with a storm that is the 7th-worst such storm ever to hit the mainland … Read More

James PantzisHurricanes, Tax Deadlines in Brooklyn and Data Breaches

Should Brooklyn Parents Sacrifice Their Retirement for Their Children’s College Debt?

College Debt

As Houston continues to recover from the devastation of Harvey, if you’ve been paying attention, you also have gotten a bit of a refresher on the greatness of humanity when pushed against the wall. Aside from the outpouring of financial assistance flying towards Houston, here is another short roundup of humans doing wonderful things: An armada of private boats headed … Read More

James PantzisShould Brooklyn Parents Sacrifice Their Retirement for Their Children’s College Debt?

Preparing a Disaster Plan In Brooklyn

disaster plan

All of our hearts are with Houston, and the areas surrounding that have been devastated in the past few days. It feels a bit like Katrina did, though the true measure of the disaster is still yet to be understood (as in New Orleans). What *is* clear is that many lives, businesses, and families have been radically altered. How have … Read More

James PantzisPreparing a Disaster Plan In Brooklyn

Summer Chaos, Total Eclipse and Pantzis’ Key Reminders

total eclipse

How was your TOTAL ECLIPSE experience? Did you get to see the totality? Did you travel for it? Would love to hear about your experience. Well, the world is still standing, even after all of the chaos that we’ve been experiencing as a nation. Social media remains an extremely divided (and divisive) place right now and even the upcoming football … Read More

James PantzisSummer Chaos, Total Eclipse and Pantzis’ Key Reminders

Pantzis’ Key Reminders for the Chaos in Charlottesville, Politics and Abroad

Charlottesville

Open (and evil) racial violence in Charlottesville. Political turmoil all over Washington. An ever-inflating stock market. War drums from North Korea. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. Every summer, it seems we hit a point in which it feels like everything is fraying at the edges and we’re in danger of falling apart. Not only do we seem to be more divided than … Read More

James PantzisPantzis’ Key Reminders for the Chaos in Charlottesville, Politics and Abroad

Building a Better Personal Network In Brooklyn

Personal Network

We work a great deal with asset sheets and financial numbers for our Brooklyn clients. We’re always on the hunt for ways that we can minimize tax burdens and be strategic about every available resource on behalf of the Brooklyn families and people we serve. But what is becoming increasingly clear in this 2017, always-online, world is this: our most powerful … Read More

James PantzisBuilding a Better Personal Network In Brooklyn