College vs. Trade School

Continuing your education after graduating from high school is a serious, personal, and complicated decision. You might automatically think college is the way to go, but then you calculate the time and money a college education ...

What is the 2K Rule?

For many parents, saving for a child’s college education is a major source of stress. It’s often difficult, if not impossible, to know how much you actually need to save, as the cost of attending college varies wildly depending ...

The Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

The cost of tuition, books, room and board (if applicable) add up quickly, leaving you despondent about how you will pay for school. Even with scholarships and grants, your bank account may fall short of what is due, forcing you ...

Teaching the Basics of Checking Accounts To Younger Kids

How to handle money is an important life lesson. The sooner you start your child’s financial education, the more knowledgeable and responsible they will be with their money. Opening a checking account for your child is a great ...

Colonial’s Homebuyer Education Webinar – June 29

As Colonial continues to bring added value to the communities we serve through donations, volunteerism, education and community outreach, we are excited to announce that we are hosting a free, no-obligation Homebuyer Education ...

Earning Money Through a Co-op

Professional educational co-ops can be a huge boon to college students. This arrangement will allow you to gain on-the-job experience while earning income. While that can sound incredibly tempting to students and their families, ...

When To Contact Credit Card Customer Service

Credit cards are a ubiquitous part of modern life. But while increasingly advanced websites and smartphone apps give you a lot of control over your credit cards and accounts, it’s sometimes best to speak to a live customer service ...

The True Cost of Teen Drivers

That magical moment when your teenager reaches driving age can be both exciting and stressful. While you’re thrilled that your child is now old enough to get behind the wheel, the reality of what that means will quickly begin ...

Unpaid Internship Rules You Should Know

An unpaid internship can be an excellent opportunity to learn more about your future career field, gain hands-on experience and network with established professionals in the industry. However, unpaid internships have a unique ...

What Happens When You Default on Your Student Loans?

Times are tough these days, and if you can’t manage to make your student loan payments on time, your loan could go into default. Defaulting on a loan can have serious consequences for your credit score and financial health. ...