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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.

 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.

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.

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!

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.

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