When to Consider a Second Mortgage

As your largest asset, your home carries a lot of weight in terms of your current financial health and your future financial goals. Using your home as collateral, you can acquire a second mortgage to rectify money troubles or ...

Home Equity Line of Credit vs. Home Equity Loan

If you’re in need of funds for home repairs, renovations, or paying down high-interest debt, you may have considered a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit. While both of these financial options allow you to borrow ...

When Should You set up a Child’s Savings Account?

It’s never too early to start saving money, which is why a growing number of parents are opening savings accounts for their children. Doing so can help establish a brighter financial future for your child. Dave Sieminski of ...

Online vs. In-Person: Where to Make Your Transactions

With the advent and spread of smartphone technology, entrusting your money to an online bank has become an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional experience. Traditional banks, however, still offer several distinct ...

Is it Safe to Save Your Credit Card Info Online?

If you are a frequent online shopper, having your favorite retailers store your credit card information seems like it might make sense. Having your information at the ready helps you avoid having to input your data every time ...

The Basics of Successful Budgeting

If you’re clueless about where your money goes each month, you cannot create a financially stable present let alone plan for a healthily funded future. The following budgeting basics will help you garner a more complete picture ...

Using CDs for Your Savings

From savings accounts and money market accounts to stuffing cash into a jar in the cabinet or beneath the mattress, there are a wide variety of ways to save your money. These options offer varying advantages and drawbacks, but ...

Extra Steps to Secure Your Online Banking Profile

Online banking is a modern-day service that provides convenience if you often find yourself on the go. When banking online, you never have to worry about waiting in line or making it into a branch before the close of business. ...

Introducing: Colonial’s Spanish Language Home Loan Portal

Colonial is proud and excited to introduce our new, Spanish language home loan portal. The Spanish Language Home Loan Portal continues the theme that GoColonial.com set forth when it was launched in April 2016 – education and ...

Pros and Cons of Having an Emergency Fund

Having an emergency fund may seem on the surface to be a common-sense proposition. Money set aside specifically for the purposes of having it in the event of an emergency acts can be a valuable buffer between yourself and financial ...