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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.


Helpful Content

Inflation & Your Money

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

 

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Inflation & Retirement

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

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Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

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.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

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