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Navigating Your Financial Journey

Welcome, I’m Timothy Lay, owner and principal of TPA Financial. We understand that there are unique challenges when it comes to planning and preparing for your financial future. We help clear away the confusion and mystery around investing in today’s volatile market place.

Our objective is to serve your best interests while you enjoy, Living Life.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We’ll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

"We partner with individuals and business owners on their journey to achieving their financial goals, and serve their best interests along the way so they can focus on what is most important: Living Life"

~ Timothy Lay

Helpful Content

Budgeting After a Divorce

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

What to Look for in a Long-Term Care Policy

What to Look for in a Long-Term Care Policy

Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.

 

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?

How Insurance Deductibles Work

Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

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