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Your Home as a Source of Cash
By Washington Trust / September 5, 2018
As seen on The Rhode Show - Here are some tips on differentiating and choosing between a home equity loan and home equity line of credit.

Banking On the Go This Summer Travel Season
By Washington Trust / June 29, 2018
Here are a few very simple and effective steps you can take to plan ahead and avoid some of the financial stressors of travel.

Creating an End-of-Life Plan to Help Avert Family Conflict
By Washington Trust / May 29, 2018
As seen on The Rhode Show - Family conflict after a loved one passes can often be avoided through open communication and preemptive planning to help ensure that everyone is on the same page.

Teaching Teens About Checking in Today’s Tech-Driven World
By Washington Trust / April 19, 2018
As seen on The Rhode Show - When it comes to preparing your teens to open their first checking account, here are a few tips to help them manage and keep them engaged

Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation: What Consumers Should Know
By Washington Trust / April 6, 2018
As seen on The Rhode Show - Financial exploitation is one of the fastest growing forms of abuse against seniors and adults with disabilities. Here is what you should know when it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones.

People of Washington Trust: Paul Pimentel
By Washington Trust / February 21, 2018
In this edition of our “People of Washington Trust” series, get to know Paul Pimentel, Manager of the Washington Trust branch in East Providence, Rhode Island (587 Taunton Avenue).

People of Washington Trust: Chris Devine
By Washington Trust / January 29, 2018
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 Chris Devine, Manager of the new Washington Trust branch in Coventry, Rhode Island (732 Tiogue Avenue).

What Families Need to Know About Special Needs Trusts
By Washington Trust / December 12, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show - Learn why Special Needs Trusts could be an effective strategy for parents, grandparents, or relatives who want to help ensure their disabled family member will be taken care of for their entire life.

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.

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