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 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.

Do’s and Don’ts of the Mortgage Process
By Washington Trust / June 27, 2017
Preparation is key to navigating today’s housing market. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to remember once you’ve begun the mortgage process…

Simple Tips to Green Your Home
By Washington Trust / June 19, 2017
Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, going Green will not only cut your costs, but can also add value to your home.

 Tips on Planning a Home Renovation Project
By Washington Trust / June 15, 2017
There is a lot to look at before taking on a big home renovation, from assessing your goals and finances to planning ahead to consider your every need and want, no matter how big or small. Here are the things to consider before taking on your next big project.

I Luv RI™ Community Lending
By Washington Trust / June 7, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show - Washington Trust is committed to helping our neighbors find a place to call home. Our new I Luv RI™ Community Lending Program provides an affordable, less stressful option to help Rhode Island homebuyers reach that goal.

Reverse Mortgages 101
By Washington Trust / May 16, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show - Here is a quick primer on the ins and outs of reverse mortgages and why they can be a good option to help some seniors through retirement.

Planning Ahead to Reach Your Dream Retirement
By Washington Trust / May 4, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show - Washington Trust Wealth Management’s Kathleen Ryan offers tips on looking forward to retirement with a financial plan that takes all of your retirement dreams into consideration.

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