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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

TIPS for Inflation

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

What If You Get Audited?

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

 

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

Understanding Long-Term Care

Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

The Three Keys to a Great Password

Have fun and learn how to craft the perfect password with the help of this highly engaging infographic.

Social Media: #NewestBusinessLiabilityRisk

Social media may be a modern imperative for businesses looking to grow and build their brand, but it also introduces risk.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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