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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.

Financial Planning First Steps After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
As seen on The Rhode Show - While it might be the last thing you want to focus on, one of the first things you should consider after an Alzheimer's diagnosis is putting together a financial, estate, and care plan.

 When Your Financial Plan Goes From Mine to Ours
Newly married couples face a number of important decisions that will impact your financial planning together. Here are some steps to get you started.

Financial Empowerment: Income-ing!
In our last Financial Empowerment article, we talked about the basics of financial planning. We reviewed the process and the major information needed to start building a plan. Of those pieces of information, we discussed income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. Today, we are going to focus a little more on one of those topics: income.

What Kind of Retirement Do You Want?
Preparing for your later years requires looking at a host of personal and financial details. To enhance your chances of living the retirement lifestyle that you desire, you may want to start by making decisions about how you want to live and basing your financial planning on these lifestyle parameters.

Scams: When Telemarketer Calls Don’t Ring True
Have you ever received a robocall? Do you know how to protect yourself from scammers who are increasingly using robocalls to steal consumer information?

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.

Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation: What Consumers Should Know
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.

Skimming and Fraud: What Consumers Should Know
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.

7 Ways to Stay Safe Online
Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. Here are seven tips to help consumers guard against online threats and maintain a safe and secure web environment.

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