Financial Tips for Going Back to School

If you’re considering going back to college to boost your credentials, you’re probably on the lookout for money-saving strategies. Here are five dollar-stretching tips to keep you at the top of your class. Fill out FAFSA If ...

The Right Way to Take Out College Loans

College loans seem like a boon for students seeking higher education, but all too often, they can become a burden. According to the nonprofit group American Student Assistance, 56 percent of young adults suffer from near-constant ...

Financial Resources for Farmers

There is no question that farmers are essential workers. Without their dedication to the land, hard work and ingenuity, Americans would have little or no access to the food they need to sustain their health. Operating a 24/7 enterprise, ...

Steering Clear of Student Aid Scams

Between sending out applications, picking a major and securing funding for your education, preparing for college can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of scammers that are ready and willing to take advantage ...

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 ...

The Colonial Savings Foundation Donates $25,000 to Support Advancements in Racial Equity & Youth Programs in Texas

The Colonial Savings Foundation has pledged donations to two Texas-based non-profit organizations totaling $25,000 to help support advancements in Racial Equity and Youth programs for minority and African Americans in the state ...

Small-Business Grants for Minorities

When you’re working hard to get a new business off the ground, any little bit of money put toward your goal helps. It’s even better when that money is a grant as opposed to a loan that needs to be repaid and accrues interest ...

The Financial Pros and Cons of Home Schooling

Home schooling is an increasingly popular choice for parents who want the flexibility to customize their children’s education outside the traditional system. It’s also a choice that requires careful budgeting. Here are some ...

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 ...
If you’ve thought of a great business idea and have decided to take the plunge and start your own business, then the biggest hurdle of entrepreneurship—daring to try—is behind you.

Five Ways to Finance Your Business

If you’ve thought of a great business idea and have decided to take the plunge and start your own business, then the biggest hurdle of entrepreneurship—daring to try—is behind you. Sure, you still have to work out the many ...