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Navigating Today's Financial Environment

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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Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

Financial Aid for Students 101

Financial Aid for Students 101

Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.

 

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.

Assess Life Insurance Needs

How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise 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.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

Forecast

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

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