A Message from Colonial Regarding COVID-19

At Colonial, the health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. Because of the growing concern regarding the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, Colonial is taking extra precautions to ensure the well-being ...

Tips for Saving Money on Clothing

With so many occasions and seasons to dress for, your clothing budget can easily get out of hand. While it’s nice to have a wardrobe that can address every scenario and social gathering imaginable, you simply don’t have the ...

How to Establish Good Social Media Practices with Your Kids

In a world where it seems everyone is sharing daily life with an audience, it makes sense that your kid would want to join in on the fun. You know well, however, that social media isn’t all fun and games. Although it has the ...

Choosing the Right Paint Colors

Picking colors to paint a room can feel like an overwhelming task, and the stakes are high — the choices you make will affect the space you live in day after day. With so many options out there, what’s the best way to make ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Identifying Your Wants Vs. Your Needs

The foundation of successfully managing your finances is budgeting, and a pillar of budgeting is learning to distinguish your needs from your wants. If you can’t differentiate those, you could wind up overspending on luxuries ...

Common Financial Fees

You’re working hard to build up your financial accounts by filling them with the money you’ve earned. When you look at your monthly statements, sometimes you might notice some of that cash being deducted to pay a variety of ...