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Surf Safely: Protect Yourself and Your Finances From Online Scams
By Washington Trust / October 6, 2016
Cyber crime is serious business. Learn what steps to take to protect your finances and your good name while online.

Teach Your Children to Save for College
By Washington Trust / September 23, 2016
Being part of the college planning process can be very educational for children, as it presents them with valuable financial lessons for the future.

Identity Theft: Don't Become a Victim
By Washington Trust / August 4, 2016
Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in America. This unauthorized access to your personal information is used to open new financial accounts or access your existing accounts, enabling the thief to steal your money or charge items on your credit card, leaving you with the bills. But with a few common sense efforts, you can avoid becoming a victim.

Financial Records: What to Toss and When
By Washington Trust / July 28, 2016
Bank statements, credit card bills, canceled checks and other documents can be useful for tax purposes, as proof of a transaction or payment, or for other reasons. But how long should you keep them?

Signs of Identity Theft
By Washington Trust / July 21, 2016
If you suspect that someone is misusing your personal information, acting quickly is the best way to limit the damage. Washington Trust offers some advice to keep you aware of how identity thieves operate and tips to help keep you vigilant.

Why You Need a Financial Plan
By Washington Trust / July 19, 2016
Studies have shown that financial planning plays a key role in achieving major life goals. Why wait any longer? Start assessing your current situation, setting goals, and planning for your own financial future today.

Housing 101: Terms to Know Before Buying or Renting
By Washington Trust / June 30, 2016
Whether you’re preparing to rent or buy, we encourage you to be familiar with the following housing terms.

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment
By Washington Trust / June 30, 2016
Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home’s value.

6 Items for Your New Home’s To Do List
By Washington Trust / June 28, 2016
Now that you’re settling in to your new home, there are some important things you need to consider.

7 Pointers to Help Seniors Live at Home Longer
By Washington Trust / June 13, 2016
The vast majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes as they grow older, also known as aging in place. Washington Trust is offering the following tips for those considering this option. Take a hard look at your finances. Arrange a meeting with a trusted family member or friend and a banker. It’s critical to understand your financial resources, how long they’ll last and what housing options are the most cost effective for you.

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