4 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Quicker

Mortgage payments can be a major drain on your budget. Paying off the minimum amount each month can be helpful in the short term, but the extra interest and duration of the loan can make a significant dent in your long term spending ...

6 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores are a sensitive topic for many people. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling performed a survey which indicated that more people would be more embarrassed to admit their credit scores than their weight (30 ...

Looking for Down Payment Assistance? Colonial Can Help!

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a person’s life. Pride of ownership, the ability to make updates to the property and the benefit of building equity are just a few of the many benefits of ...

Should You Pay Down Debt or Save?

What’s makes better financial sense — saving or paying down debt first? Deciding whether to tackle retirement planning or debt reduction first is a difficult choice. Both are daunting prospects and both carry serious weight. ...
Paying off debt can be trickier than it sounds. Many people have a mix of debt that ranges from student loans and credit cards to auto loans and mortgages.

Prioritizing Loan Repayment

Paying off debt can be trickier than it sounds. Many people have a mix of debt that ranges from student loans and credit cards to auto loans and mortgages. In the long term, it pays off to know where to start and what loans you ...

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 ...

Winter Yard and Garden Care Tips

During warmer weather, you take good care of your garden and spend time planting, watering and deadheading. But once winter rolls around and your flowers die, you probably don’t give your garden much thought. Proper garden preparation ...

How To Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment

Every year, homeowners get a property tax bill based on the perceived value of their home. However, sometimes the assessors that estimate what a home and its property are worth miss things or misinterpret data to come up with ...
Making the leap from renting to purchasing a home is no small feat; it takes a great deal of confidence, a considerable amount of legwork and no shortage of capital.

Budgeting for Your First Home

Making the leap from renting to purchasing a home is no small feat; it takes a great deal of confidence, a considerable amount of legwork and no shortage of capital. If you have made the decision to purchase your first home, you ...

Is Your Home Ready for Fall?

So long sweet summer, it’s time to welcome fall – and everything that comes with it. We say goodbye to mojitos and watermelon lemonade and say hello to pumpkin spice, well, everything. By the time fall comes around, most of ...