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We’re in touch with customers and want to share a few questions they have “Asked Washington Trust”.

Q: Are my deposits safe and FDIC insured?

A: You can be confident knowing that your deposits are safe, and your funds fully insured by the FDIC. Washington Trust is financially sound and is one of the top-performing banks in the region. Continue reading >>>

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Credit scoring systems are complex and vary among creditors or insurance companies and for different types of credit or insurance. If one factor changes, your score may change — but improvement generally depends on how that factor relates to others the system considers. Only the business using the scoring knows what might improve your score under the particular model they use to evaluate your application.

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Building Wealth in Your 20'sThere are so many things to love about being in your 20's; you have ample time to explore new and exciting career opportunities, and to build independence. You also have valuable time to do something that will be very important when you get older — build your wealth.

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Financial caregivers play an important role in ensuring that all finances — from routine to complex — are managed wisely, helping their loved ones maintain the best quality of life possible.

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People hear and read about the Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cuts, but don’t often know what this means for their personal finances. Is this the time to buy a new home or refinance your home? Is it a good time to borrow for home repairs or a new car? Should I invest in short or long-term CDs, money market accounts, or leave money in savings? Al Grant, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Origination was recently featured on The Rhode Show to discuss this topic.

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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.

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Learn how and why couples should work together when planning and saving for their shared future.

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Newly married couples face a number of important decisions that will impact your financial planning together. Here are some steps to get you started.

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If helping others is one of your financial goals, consider tools and strategies that may help you maximize your charitable gifts.

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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.

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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