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What Families Need to Know About Special Needs Trusts
By Washington Trust / December 12, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show - Learn why Special Needs Trusts could be an effective strategy for parents, grandparents, or relatives who want to help ensure their disabled family member will be taken care of for their entire life.

Budgeting for Everything this Holiday Season
By Washington Trust / November 21, 2017
Little things add up, so with the holidays approaching, here are a few things to consider building into your budget sooner rather than later.

Tips on Planning a Fall Home Improvement or Renovation Project
By Washington Trust / October 23, 2017
There is a lot to look at before taking on a big Fall project, from assessing your goals and finances to planning ahead to consider your every need and want, no matter how big or small.

 ‘Smart’ Planning for College
By Washington Trust / September 26, 2017
As important as it is, college is expensive and the price tag keeps going up. You should begin saving toward future education goals early to avoid them becoming a serious financial burden down the road.

The Equifax Breach: What You Should Know
By Washington Trust / September 8, 2017
In an effort to help our customers manage their finances and protect their identity, here are some tips to protect yourself against the recent Equifax breach.

Financial Preparedness for Hurricane Season
By Washington Trust / September 6, 2017
When it comes to preparing for situations like weather emergencies, financial readiness is as important as a flashlight with fully charged batteries.

 Home Ownership and Financial Independence Post Divorce
By Washington Trust / August 21, 2017
70% of all divorces involve real estate transactions, so, knowing your options and having an advocate to see you through your transition to financial independence is essential.

Skimming and Fraud: What Consumers Should Know
By Washington Trust / July 19, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show - Having an awareness and understanding of how criminals take advantage of card users is the first step both banks and consumers can take on the path to protecting themselves against ATM and debit fraud, or, more specifically; skimming.

Get Your Home and Finances Ready Before You Vacation
By Washington Trust / June 29, 2017
Before you head out to your destination, follow these steps to get yourself, your finances and your home ready.

Emotions Aside, How to Choose the Right Home
By Washington Trust / June 29, 2017
When buying a home, it is easy to get caught up in emotions. The best way to determine if a house has the potential to be your dream home is to visually apply your daily life to it.

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