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Welcome! We Are Hoyt, Lewis & Associates, a wealth management and financial planning practice in Spokane, WA. We understand that individuals encounter unique challenges and opportunities when facing life’s financial situations. Whether your goal is protecting what you have, investing for college, preparing for retirement or optimizing wealth transfer, our services are personalized to address your individual needs.


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Value vs. Growth Investing

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

 

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.

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.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single

Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.

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Annuity Comparison

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

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Bridging the Confidence Gap

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

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