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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

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

How Financial Professionals Are Compensated

How Financial Professionals Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

 

Investing for Impact

Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

How Women Can Prepare For Retirement

Are women prepared for a 20-year retirement?

Travel, Without the Baggage

Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.

Money Draining Food Myths

These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Can Election Results Predict the Market?

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

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

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