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Which Type of Savings Account is Best for You?
You’ve heard of traditional savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit, but what are the differences, and which option is best for you?

Best Practices for Safeguarding Your Bank Accounts
At Washington Trust we have taken every precaution necessary to be sure our customer’s information is transmitted safely and securely, but you should always take precautions yourself to shield your money and your existing accounts. Here are a few best practices we recommend.

Using Summer Vacation to Teach Kids About Money
As seen on The Rhode Show - The kids may be out of school, but summer vacation is full of valuable opportunities to teach them about money.

The Final Road to Retirement
As seen on The Rhode Show - If you are in your 50’s, you’re at a pivotal point on your retirement savings and planning journey. Here are a few tips to help ensure that your pre-retirement years are successful.

Spring Brings Options for Change and New Projects at Home
As seen on The Rhode Show - Spring is all about renewal and change, and when it comes to home ownership, there is a lot to consider – from a robust housing market to planning for home improvement projects.

Planning and Budgeting for the Season of Spending
As seen on The Rhode Show - With the big holiday shopping days approaching, be smart about your spending and create a plan of action that leaves no detail overlooked.

A Focus on Building Wealth for Millennials
As seen on The Rhode Show - A few tips for millennials on building wealth and avoiding becoming a "lost generation" for wealth accumulation.

Securely Shredding Documents Remains One of the Best Tools Against ID Theft
As seen on The Rhode Show - Here are 10 items you should always securely shred and dispose of.

The Importance of Having a Will
As seen on The Rhode Show - In the last few years, both Prince and Aretha Franklin died without making a will. A will can be a powerful financial planning tool that shouldn't be overlooked by anyone, music royalty or not.

Your Home as a Source of Cash
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.

The opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the author and may not reflect those of The Washington Trust Company. The information in this report has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. Any opinions expressed herein are subject to change at any time without notice. Any person relying upon this information shall be solely responsible for the consequences of such reliance. Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results.

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