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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Tips for the New Year
By Washington Trust / January 6, 2017
As seen on The Rhode Show. With a good financial plan, you can set goals that will put you on the path toward long term financial security. Here are 3 things you can do on your own, right now, this year, to increase your financial fitness.

Talking to Children about Money
By Washington Trust / March 18, 2016
In many families, talking about money can be uncomfortable, and in some cases, almost taboo. When children request something that costs more than the family is comfortable spending, children of different ages react differently.

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