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Dianne became a Medicare Advisor three years ago, when she saw that her current employer only offered limited Medicare products. She enjoyed helping people sort out the confusion of going on to Medicare, and wanted to be able to offer all available products and continue her work in the insurance industry.

What Cheer Writers Club is a nonprofit serving Rhode Island's creators of the written, spoken and illustrated word. The non-profit was started to carve out a dedicated space where writers, translators, editors, illustrators, podcasters, journalists and more could connect and grow. Over 300 local writers and podcasters are now members of What Cheer Club, and they were recently nominated as PVD Monthly’s 2020 Who To Watch!

Alan knows the importance of providing protection for your home! Many things can happen when you’re away from your home: fallen trees, broken windows, leaking pipes and more. Beach Home Watch monitors your home for these mishaps, addresses the problem, and provides you with plenty of feedback.

When David “Mac” McLoughlin of American Chest Company in North Kingstown, RI, started his business 15 years ago, what was most important to him was that his products be American-made. In his search to increase production, while still maintaining the highest quality woodworking, Mac chose to partner with Amish craftsmen who are known for the integrity and beauty of their work.

Minnie was born on a beautiful rice farm in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and grew up in a loving, food-obsessed family in Pawtucket, RI. Back then it was hard to find quality Asian ingredients at their local grocery stores to make their favorite dishes. So, they grew and preserved their own foods in order to connect with their culture and to enjoy healthy and delicious family meals together.

Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. The American Bankers Association recommends following these tips to keep your information — and your money — safe.

While you are taking steps to care for yourself and your family’s physical health and wellness during this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also a good time to think about your financial well-being. Budgeting and planning can help you get through these challenging times and help you prepare for better days ahead. Continue reading >>>

We’re in touch with customers and want to share a few questions they have “Asked Washington Trust”.

Q: Are my deposits safe and FDIC insured?

A: You can be confident knowing that your deposits are safe, and your funds fully insured by the FDIC. Washington Trust is financially sound and is one of the top-performing banks in the region. Continue reading >>>


What's not to love about receiving money? It's why millions and millions of people play the lottery each year. And while most won't be lucky enough to win the jackpot, they may very well receive money in a far more common way — getting a tax refund.

Over time, Certificates of Deposit (CDs) have provided a safe and secure way to build savings. However, in today's current rising interest rate environment, they've become even more attractive, allowing savers to lock in higher rates of interest over fixed period of times – and get the assurance of deposit protection.

The opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the author and may not reflect those of The Washington Trust Company. The information in this report has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. Any opinions expressed herein are subject to change at any time without notice. Any person relying upon this information shall be solely responsible for the consequences of such reliance. Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results.

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