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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.

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.

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