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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.

 5 Ways to Clean Up Your Finances This Fall
With summer over and the end of the year quickly approaching, fall is a great time for a cleanup. But that cleanup doesn't just have to involve your yard; it's also a great time to get your financial affairs in order before the busy holiday season starts and tax season is upon you.

Top 10 Money Tips Every College Freshman Should Know
As college students head to campus for the fall semester, money management should be on their personal syllabus. Here are 10 tips to help college students form a strong foundation.

529s and Estate Planning: What's the Connection?
Assets in 529 plans have grown significantly in recent years primarily because parents and other family members have begun to recognize their college planning potential. But there's another side to 529 plans that may appeal to you -- potential estate planning benefits.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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