The Difficulty (and the Power) of Thanksgiving

Perhaps it’s because of the craziness of the past year and a half, maybe it’s the local New York/New Jersey Metro the weather … but for some reason, the holiday season has caught us off guard over here at Lillian’s Professional Services LLC. Wasn’t it just the end of summer the other day? This year particularly, with the heightened tax … Read More

The Difficulty (and the Power) of Thanksgiving

Lillian Turner-Bowman’s Take on Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

We are for sure seeing a “turn signal” of sorts around here as 2022 barrels its way onto the horizon. How about you? Are you beginning to start thinking about next year? The turn of the seasons means a lot of different things to many people, but it seems just yesterday that we were doing summer things … and now … Read More

Lillian Turner-Bowman’s Take on Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Lillian Turner-Bowman’s Insights on How to Choose the Right Health Insurance Plan

November has officially begun. Decisions are upon us. All of the normal holiday decisions, like which Lego set to buy the little one or which relatives to invite (or not invite) for Thanksgiving dinner, are dancing through our heads as the seasons change. But not only are we getting wrapped up in (see what I did there?) holiday season decisions, … Read More

Lillian Turner-Bowman’s Insights on How to Choose the Right Health Insurance Plan

Lillian Turner-Bowman’s Primer on Sports Betting and Taxes

Just less than five years ago, certain sports figures were being threatened with suspension for even APPEARING at collectibles events in which a sports betting company was a sponsor. Now there is an NFL-endorsed provider of sports betting (for those states in which it is legal … a list which is likely to eventually include ALL states for reasons of … Read More

Lillian Turner-Bowman’s Primer on Sports Betting and Taxes

Getting Started in Real Estate Investing: Some Tips for New York/New Jersey Metro Investors

Depending on what kind of news you’re consuming these days or how much you’re paying attention, you might not have been noticing the inflation signals that are popping all over the place. This does have implications for New York/New Jersey Metro taxpayers of all stripes — and we will certainly be keeping an eye out for you. One aspect of … Read More

Getting Started in Real Estate Investing: Some Tips for New York/New Jersey Metro Investors

How New York/New Jersey Metro Retirees Can Maximize Social Security Benefits

We’re almost there. Extended returns are due Friday, October 15th (for most – saving certain federally declared disaster areas). So, bear with us a little this week as we handle a bunch of last-minute things for the last-minute New York/New Jersey Metro people. But today, I thought I’d take up a different topic. Monthly benefits from Social Security used to … Read More

How New York/New Jersey Metro Retirees Can Maximize Social Security Benefits

Taxes for Teens: What New York/New Jersey Metro Parents Need to Teach Their First-Time Filers

Last week I talked about smart ways to launch your financial life for young people. And you know what is kind of hilarious? I forgot to talk about TAXES for New York/New Jersey Metro teens. Yes, yes I did. So, I’m fixing that today. Before I do: one more reminder that October 15th is the deadline for extended federal tax … Read More

Taxes for Teens: What New York/New Jersey Metro Parents Need to Teach Their First-Time Filers

Lillian Turner-Bowman’s Four Keys To Shape Your Financial Future During College

I wish I had been smarter about money when I was younger. (You too?) Now, when I observe the power of compounding interest, and the kinds of possibilities available to those New York/New Jersey Metro residents who have accumulated an asset base (however “small” it might seem) … I realize now that I wasn’t as smart back then as I … Read More

Lillian Turner-Bowman’s Four Keys To Shape Your Financial Future During College

Fixing Your Credit Score: How New York/New Jersey Metro Spenders Can Build Better Credit

We’re nearing the end of “extension season” around here at Lillian’s Professional Services LLC … and it’s been a doozy. With so many changes thrown at us, word on the tax professional street is there are going to be a lot of very tired and very grateful New York/New Jersey Metro CPAs and tax pros after October 15th. (Which, after … Read More

Fixing Your Credit Score: How New York/New Jersey Metro Spenders Can Build Better Credit

Buying a homeowner’s Insurance Policy: The What and the Why for New York/New Jersey Metro Homeowners

Click on the news right now and you’ll see: floods, storms, fires consuming whole states. And that’s not even taking into account the everyday crime from thieves or vandals that usually dominates the news. Seeing and hearing all of that, it’s easy to look around your four walls and think, “Boy, a lot can happen to all this.” Yes, it … Read More

Buying a homeowner’s Insurance Policy: The What and the Why for New York/New Jersey Metro Homeowners