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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.

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.

 ‘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.

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