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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.

Fighting Hunger With Peanut Butter
By Washington Trust / April 4, 2017
Since Washington Trust started the Peanut Butter Drive in 2001, we have collected almost 120 tons of peanut butter for local food pantries throughout the communities we serve, as well as for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. That is enough Peanut Butter to make more than 3 Million sandwiches!

7 Ways to Stay Safe Online
By Washington Trust / March 22, 2017
Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. Here are seven tips to help consumers guard against online threats and maintain a safe and secure web environment.

Teaching Kids How to Save
By Washington Trust / February 28, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show - It’s never too early to help your child develop a healthy respect for money. There are a few fundamental concepts to begin with, including the idea of needs vs. wants, the difference between short and long-term goals and an appreciation for sharing and giving back. Once those ideas are understood, there is a simple, 3-step technique to teach your children good financial habits and put them on the path to saving.

All You Need is Love - And Financial Intimacy
By Washington Trust / February 14, 2017
Before couples take the next step in their relationship, they should shape their financial plan. The next step is not only a marriage of hearts but also a marriage of finances. Continue reading for five tips to find solid financial footing with your partner.

People of Washington Trust: Rhonda Duckworth
By Washington Trust / February 10, 2017
There are so many reasons to choose Washington Trust, one of which is our people. In this edition of our “People of Washington Trust” series, get to know Rhonda Duckworth, Vice President, Regional Manager.

Financial Tips for the New Year
By Washington Trust / January 6, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show. With a good financial plan, you can set goals that will put you on the path toward long term financial security. Here are 3 things you can do on your own, right now, this year, to increase your financial fitness.

People of Washington Trust: Alicia Martinelli
By Washington Trust / January 3, 2017
There are so many reasons to choose Washington Trust, one of which is our people. In this edition of our “People of Washington Trust” series, get to know Alicia Martinelli, Manager of the Washington Trust branch in Johnston, Rhode Island (1383 Atwood Avenue).

People of Washington Trust: Melissa Anderson
By Washington Trust / December 13, 2016
There are so many reasons to choose Washington Trust, one of which is our people. In this edition of our new “People of Washington Trust” series, get to know Melissa Anderson, Manager of the Washington Trust branch on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island (229 Waterman Street).

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