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Which Type of Savings Account is Best for You?
You’ve heard of traditional savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit, but what are the differences, and which option is best for you?

Best Practices for Safeguarding Your Bank Accounts
At Washington Trust we have taken every precaution necessary to be sure our customer’s information is transmitted safely and securely, but you should always take precautions yourself to shield your money and your existing accounts. Here are a few best practices we recommend.

 5 Ways to Clean Up Your Finances This Fall
With summer over and the end of the year quickly approaching, fall is a great time for a cleanup. But that cleanup doesn't just have to involve your yard; it's also a great time to get your financial affairs in order before the busy holiday season starts and tax season is upon you.

Top 10 Money Tips Every College Freshman Should Know
As college students head to campus for the fall semester, money management should be on their personal syllabus. Here are 10 tips to help college students form a strong foundation.

The True Cost of Buying and Owning a Home
As seen on The Rhode Show - It’s important to be aware of all of the costs associated with a home purchase and home ownership so that you are well prepared and avoid any surprises along the way.

Financial Planning First Steps After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
As seen on The Rhode Show - While it might be the last thing you want to focus on, one of the first things you should consider after an Alzheimer's diagnosis is putting together a financial, estate, and care plan.

Yours, Mine, and Ours - A Couple's Guide to Retirement Planning
Learn how and why couples should work together when planning and saving for their shared future.

529s and Estate Planning: What's the Connection?
Assets in 529 plans have grown significantly in recent years primarily because parents and other family members have begun to recognize their college planning potential. But there's another side to 529 plans that may appeal to you -- potential estate planning benefits.

 When Your Financial Plan Goes From Mine to Ours
Newly married couples face a number of important decisions that will impact your financial planning together. Here are some steps to get you started.

How to Prepare for Meeting With a Financial Advisor
Working with a financial advisor to plan how to manage your wealth requires some effort on your part. Whether it’s your first meeting or a periodic update to review how you’re doing, there are a number of steps that you can take to make each discussion more productive.

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