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James Hughes

 Founder and Managing Partner


TPS Financial
280 Bloomfield Ave
Verona,NJ 07044
Phone:  (973) 239-8888
Cell:       (973) 650-5842
Fax:        (973) 239-8881

Professional Background
James Hughes is the Founder and Managing Partner of TPS Financial. He has over 25 years of experience as a Financial Consultant. With a focus on retirement benefts, his experience is in helping his clients prepare for the future through Retirement Planning, College Funding, Asset Management Services, Estate Planning and Family Protection Strategies.

Jim is dedicated to his individual clients and the organizations they represent. He understands the unique fnancial nuances when creating fnancial strategies for schools, non-proft organizations, and businesses. Jim takes great pride in his leadership of TPS and the high quality of the professionals within the organization. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University.

HonorsJim is most proud of the assets his clients have accumulated totaling over half a billion dollars in Retirement Plan Assets Under Advisement as of 12/31/18. Listed are some of the honors he has received by AXA Advisors:

  • Leading AXA Advisors Financial Professional in the NJ Branch since 2002
  • Inducted into AXA Equitable Lifetime Hall of Fame
  • Received AXA Equitable Order of Excalibur Award National Top
  • Retirement Benefits Group financial professional: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011
  • Keynote speaker at Conferences and an Elite Producer member of Paramount Planning Group.

Investment Focuses
Jim focuses on helping educators translate their lifetime of income into a legacy for themselves and their family. “As my client’s needs have matured, so has my business” says Jim. “From their frst year of teaching to their retirement, I pride myself on experienced advisement in retirement funding and accumulation strategies during the greatest earning phase of their career.” Jim’s knowledge and access to all of AXA Advisor’s fnancial products, as well as various investments and insurance companies, allows him to provide unbiased guidance and appropriate investment vehicles to help meet his client’s changing needs for themselves and their family.

Customer Service Excellence: Jim is committed to his clients. He is accessible via his personal cell phone from 7am-9 pm, during his on-site visits to schools and in private consultations at home upon request.

Jim is dedicated to his family, his wife Elaine and their children. He enjoys spending time with his family and coaching T-Ball, Rec Baseball, Soccer, Flag Football and Travel Baseball. Jim takes pride in the sponsorship of these teams as well as his ability to offer scholarship funds in many public schools to further educational benefts to their students.