Should You Refinance Your Loan?

In some ways, refinancing your current loan for a new loan can feel like trading apples for slightly different apples. You still have a monthly payment and long-term financial responsibilities, but refinancing has the potential ...

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Is it time you finally remodeled your outdated kitchen or updated your master bathroom?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

Should You Get a Construction Loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit?

It’s always been your dream not to simply buy a home for retirement, but to build one from the ground up that is perfectly suited to your vision for how you want to spend your twilight years. To achieve this dream, two of the ...

The Basics of Successful Budgeting

If you’re clueless about where your money goes each month, you cannot create a financially stable present let alone plan for a healthily funded future. The following budgeting basics will help you garner a more complete picture ...

How to Determine Whether You’re Ready to Retire

Ever since you started life on your own, you have focused on keeping food on the table and a roof over your head and the heads of those who depend on you. If you’re lucky enough to have a traditional 40-hour work week, you will ...

Know the Differences between Simple and Compound Interest

When borrowing money, odds are you’ll be paying interest on that loan. It pays to know the differences between simple and compound interest and how these can be advantageous or disadvantageous for you in various situations, ...

When to Consider a Second Mortgage

As your largest asset, your home carries a lot of weight in terms of your current financial health and your future financial goals. Using your home as collateral, you can acquire a second mortgage to rectify money troubles or ...

Pros and Cons of Having an Emergency Fund

Having an emergency fund may seem on the surface to be a common-sense proposition. Money set aside specifically for the purposes of having it in the event of an emergency acts can be a valuable buffer between yourself and financial ...

What to Know About Student Loan Forgiveness

Student loans can prove to be a heavy burden once a student enters the workforce. Forbes contributor Zack Friedman points out that student debt ranks higher than even credit card debt. Luckily for some former students, forgiveness ...