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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

Do You Owe The AMT?

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.

Money Draining Food Myths

Money Draining Food Myths

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

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

 

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Do you understand these common mobile slang terms?

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

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