James Pantzis’ Tips For Using Credit Cards And Avoiding Credit Card Debt

Do you remember that old Visa commercial? It had quite a run during sporting events about a decade ago … everything in the restaurant/market is running smoothly — chefs are shipping up meals, customers are moving in an orderly fashion, credit card payments are keeping the line short, and then… …the main character pulls out his wallet, thumbs for some CASH … Read More

James PantzisJames Pantzis’ Tips For Using Credit Cards And Avoiding Credit Card Debt

James Pantzis’ Guide for Lending Money to Family Members

Family can take so many different forms these days, whether it’s biological or otherwise, but for a certain segment of my Brooklyn clientele, there is a particular privilege that might kick in this week: The parent tax. If you have children, what better way to teach them about the realities of our taxation system than by skimming 25% of their … Read More

James PantzisJames Pantzis’ Guide for Lending Money to Family Members

Pantzis’ Rules of Thumb for Life Insurance

Autumn is here, and in some parts of the country, apparently that already means snow… Weather is a close second to “life” in terms of unpredictability. So I think that means two things: You should always carry an umbrella. Your life insurance policy should be clear and up-to-date. Today, we’re going to focus on that second item and how life … Read More

James PantzisPantzis’ Rules of Thumb for Life Insurance

Total Cost of College for Brooklyn Folks

Yes, there is chaos in the political world. Since it’s not related to our vocation around here, I’ll withhold comment, and let’s move on to a happier conversation. Paying for college. (Yes, that was sarcasm.) So much ink (and an abundance of pixels) has been spilled over the past decade about rising tuition costs, that sometimes parents overlook the fact … Read More

James PantzisTotal Cost of College for Brooklyn Folks

Thinking Through Real Estate Investments In Brooklyn

When it comes to your money, you’re either spending, saving, giving or investing. I know that many of my Brooklyn clients are doing all four, which is always wonderful to see. The last one, investing, is the one I want to focus on today. I talk a great deal about climbing out of financial holes, but sometimes one of the … Read More

James PantzisThinking Through Real Estate Investments In Brooklyn

J.D. PANTZIS, C.P.A., P.C.’s Guide to Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Technology has certainly shifted our society over the last 15 to 20 years — you can see it right here in the Brooklyn area. So much so, that it’s time we discuss estate planning with a technological twist. Before we get there though, may I offer you this important reminder: the only “magic” we can do on a tax return … Read More

James PantzisJ.D. PANTZIS, C.P.A., P.C.’s Guide to Estate Planning for Digital Assets

James Pantzis’ Four Common Investment Mistakes

The stock market has caused some alarm as of late. Will investors wake up panicked or encouraged tomorrow? It’s hard to say. But one thing is clear: basing your peace of mind on market signals is no way to live. That said, I’d love to see my Brooklyn clients be wise about how they are approaching their savings and investment … Read More

James PantzisJames Pantzis’ Four Common Investment Mistakes

How Brooklyn Residents Can Donate for Dorian Relief

Unfortunately, this is a follow-up piece to some advice I shared in the spring — March to be exact. When tornadoes ravaged Lee County, Alabama, the country rushed to its aid. Although nature is beautiful in various forms, it’s also equally unpredictable. And that unpredictability sometimes leads to loss of life and communities. If you’ve turned on the news anytime … Read More

James PantzisHow Brooklyn Residents Can Donate for Dorian Relief

Five Productivity Tips for Brooklyn Busy Bodies

With Labor Day behind us, fall is just around the corner. (And a quick tax note: so are estimated taxes, if that applies to you. Due the 16th of this month. Consider yourself reminded. Though I will probably remind you once more.) Now … fall. This can be a happy transition (as it is for many), though I do know … Read More

James PantzisFive Productivity Tips for Brooklyn Busy Bodies

Estate Planning For Brooklyn Singles

Many of our Brooklyn clients are married. What I have to say today is still relevant, conceptually (and even in some of the details). So don’t skip on by. As I have talked about before, estate planning is something that many families continue to neglect. I’m not here to toot that horn again today. But there is actually more to … Read More

James PantzisEstate Planning For Brooklyn Singles