Overlooked Tax Deductions for Homeowners

While owning a home has its benefits, most homeowners will agree that their mortgage is a hefty expense to pay every month. To lessen the monthly burden of a mortgage payment, here are four tax deductions for which you may qualify ...

Tips for Estate Planning

When it comes to the topic of estates, Stephen White, regional leader of wealth planning for BMO Wealth Management, sums up the importance of having a plan. “Spending a little time to get all your affairs in order is one of ...

Extracurricular Facts Worth Considering for College Admissions

Whether they’re just heading into freshman year or are on the verge of accepting their diploma, your high school student is probably already thinking about college and the admissions hurdles they have to clear to make it in ...

More Money, Fewer Problems with a Cash-Out Refinance with Colonial

Is it time you finally remodeled your outdated kitchen or updated your master bathroom? Have you gotten a little behind on your credit card bills or do you have a child attending college in the fall? If you own your home and are ...

Tips for Hosting a Backyard Campout

When you think of camping, your mind undoubtedly flashes ahead to a clearing in the middle of a dense, dark wood far from home. If you have a palpable fear of bears or simply don’t have the time to put together a full-on camping ...

The Importance of Flood Insurance

You already have the basic insurance coverages on your home, including dwelling and contents. Now, it’s up to you to decide what other coverages you should add to your policy. Should you opt for earthquake protection? Sewer ...

Smart Home Upgrades to Save Money in the Long Run

You want your home to be as comfortable, efficient and as beautiful as it can be. However, deciding which home improvement projects or upgrades to invest in can be confusing. The following home upgrades will help you save money ...

What Is a Money Market Account?

A money market account is an account that typically comes with a higher interest rate than other savings accounts. If investing in stocks and bonds is not something that appeals to you, but you would still like to make your money ...

How to Transfer Retirement Savings If You Die

When people think about retirement, their top concern is usually whether they will have enough money to live comfortably. Unfortunately, though understandably, they often forget about their eventual death, but building retirement ...

How to Maintain the Charm of an Older Home When Remodeling

One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to renovate an older home is to implement trendy improvements rather than timeless ones, as Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict,” relates. She recommends home owners ...