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There are countless African American pioneers standing in the shadows of famous African Americans such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Malcom X, Rosa Parks and Booker T. Washington. And although their names are not as well-known, their actions, spirit, determination and intelligence also helped shape history and ultimately changed the world. Below are just a few who made their mark.

Lesser-Known Pioneers in African American History

There are countless African American pioneers standing in the shadows of famous African Americans such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Malcom X, Rosa Parks and Booker T. Washington. And although their names are not ...
Maybe the home you are considering has the space you need but just needs a few upgrades to be the ideal home for you and your family. Fortunately, Colonial offers a program that allows homebuyers to immediately improve a property upon purchase with our Purchase Plus Improvement Loan.

Make Upgrades to Your New Home with Colonial’s Purchase Plus Loan

When searching for the ideal home, there are a few things that can make or break your decision to submit an offer. If hosting barbeques for family and friends is important, you’re going to want to find a home that has the backyard ...
Is it time you started gaining interest on the money you have in the bank? If you are receiving a tax refund and want to start this year on the right foot financially, or you’re just looking for a way to put your money to work for you, an interest-bearing checking account from Colonial may be just the thing you’re looking for.

Interest Checking: A Checking Account That Works FOR You

Is it time you started gaining interest on the money you have in the bank? If you are receiving a tax refund and want to start this year on the right foot financially, or you’re just looking for a way to put your money to work ...
Take a look at the two types of policies and be sure to speak to an expert to decide if you need additional insurance for what may lie ahead.

Short Term vs. Long Term Disability Insurance

When you filled out your insurance enrollment last year, it’s possible that your company gave you the option to contribute to short-term and long-term disability insurance (or maybe you’re lucky enough that your company covers ...
The convenience of banking online is undeniable and hard to overstate, but that doesn’t mean you should switch to a financial institution that’s exclusively online.

The Best Online Banking Is With Your Financial Institution

The convenience of banking online is undeniable and hard to overstate, but that doesn’t mean you should switch to a financial institution that’s exclusively online. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of using the ...
There are key differences between these two types of loans that you should learn to make sure you choose the type that better suits your financial needs.

Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans for Students

If you or a family member is in the process of applying to schools and seeking information about the various ways to cover tuition and the associated costs, you may have already learned that you can choose between applying for ...
If you haven’t properly saved for retirement, it will be difficult not to have a part-time job for needed supplemental income. However, there seems to be a growing trend of “want” instead of “need” among individuals who pick up a part-time position after retirement.

Will You Need a Part-Time Job When You Retire?

If you haven’t properly saved for retirement, it will be difficult not to have a part-time job for needed supplemental income. However, there seems to be a growing trend of “want” instead of “need” among individuals ...
Savvy small-business owners are always looking for financial solutions to improve their debt situation, lower their expenses and improve their cash flow, and debt consolidation is a move that can potentially help them achieve all three.

Consolidating Business Debt

Savvy small-business owners are always looking for financial solutions to improve their debt situation, lower their expenses and improve their cash flow, and debt consolidation is a move that can potentially help them achieve ...
Leasing a vehicle is very different from purchasing it. A lease is, in essence, a rental agreement between you and the leasing company.

Should You Buy Your Leased Vehicle?

Leasing a vehicle is very different from purchasing it. A lease is, in essence, a rental agreement between you and the leasing company. As with a rented apartment, you are responsible for its condition when the term is up. At ...
If your closet is brimming with clothes that you no longer wear or might be saving for another season, consider trimming down and taking the capsule wardrobe approach.

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

If you are fortunate enough to be able to fill your closet with new clothes at regular intervals, you may run into the trouble of overabundance. If your closet is brimming with clothes that you no longer wear or might be saving ...