Start Spring Off Right With a Refinance From Colonial

Spring is quickly approaching, and with the longer days, warmer weather and afternoon baseball comes a chance to get organized for the rest of the year ahead. Many people turn to spring-cleaning or gardening, which is a great ...

What Is a Good Amount for an Emergency Fund?

Emergencies happen to everyone, regardless of whether you have a steady income or are struggling to manage your finances. Unexpected expenses can throw your life into turmoil — and if you don’t have the money to resolve the ...

What is Escrow?

If you have ever shopped for a house, you have heard of the term “escrow” or the phrase “in escrow.” It’s usually used regarding real estate, but it is also applicable to other large purchases, especially when you want ...

Trade Schools vs. Colleges

The financial toll of higher education is an increasingly daunting thing to consider, but investing in education is a smart decision that can lead to a more fulfilling life, career and earnings. Getting an education after high ...

When to Crack into Your Retirement Savings Early

While it’s usually best to avoid withdrawing from your retirement funds early, there are a few special situations when it can be advantageous to do so. Discover which scenarios might legitimize this transaction and learn how ...

When You Need a Co-Signer

If it’s your first time buying a car, it is likely that you won’t have enough funds to pay for it in cash. If you are a young driver, you likely also won’t have the necessary credit history to support a financial institution’s ...

How to Give Back to Your Community in the New Year

The New Year is almost here, and that means New Year’s resolutions are going to start stacking up like old magazines. While most people take the beginning of a brand new calendar as an opportunity to commit themselves to self-improvement, ...

New Semester Prep: How to Save Money on Campus

If you’re attending college, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s very expensive. No matter if your parents are paying your tuition, you took out loans or you have at a part-time job, you want to make sure that your ...

The Financial Pros and Cons of Home Schooling

Home schooling is an increasingly popular choice for parents who want the flexibility to customize their children’s education outside the traditional system. It’s also a choice that requires careful budgeting. Here are some ...

Smart Spending in the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, a fact alone that may already have alarm bells ringing in your head. With its arrival comes the return of holiday shopping, and if you have an expansive list of people to buy for, it may ...