Should Having Children Change Your Retirement Savings Priorities?

If you have children, chances are you want to help them pay for some portion of their university tuition. Although it might be tempting to focus on building your child’s education fund above your retirement fund, it’s not ...

How Community College Can Save You Money

To college hopefuls, the financial burden it represents can be daunting. However, community colleges offer multiple money-saving opportunities while still allowing you to earn an education. Tuition savings Tuition is perhaps the ...

Jobs to Keep You Active During Retirement

Retirement strips away the stresses of the workaday and replaces them with rest, relaxation, independence and adventure. While you might think that having unlimited time to do whatever you please is endlessly appealing, many retirees ...

Guide to FAFSA

When gearing up for college, one form is mentioned over and over: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Basically, the government uses the FAFSA to calculate just how much a particular applicant’s family can ...

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 ...

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Is it time you finally remodeled your outdated kitchen or updated your master bathroom?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 ...

How to Find That Perfect Summer Job

Many students and young adults consider summer to be a time for rest and relaxation. However, numerous young professionals in high school, college and beyond recognize the opportunities available during the summer months. If you’re ...