How to Stay Focused When Working From Home

Working from home has many perks — zero commute, a comfortable environment and no dress code. Yet, working from home comes with its own set of distractions. Since you don’t have your boss looking over your shoulder, it’s ...

Spring Cleaning Tips with Colonial

During these unprecedented times surrounding coronavirus, or COVID-19, it’s important to stay as proactive as possible to ensure a healthy lifestyle. While being at home can be difficult, there is an opportunity to try and see ...

Keep Pests Out of Your Home With These 4 Tips

Pests are seldom welcome, but how do you keep spiders, insects and other creepy crawlers out of your house? The following tips will help you shut the door on unwelcomed pests. Deter with eco-friendly options Mother Nature has ...

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 ...

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 ...

Easy No-Bake Desserts

Homemade desserts are delicious, but baking them can be time-consuming, and using the oven can make your house unbearably hot in the summer months. Save some time and energy by making one of these three easy no-bake desserts instead. Oatmeal ...

Tips for Hosting a Backyard Campout

When you think of camping, your mind undoubtedly flashes ahead to a clearing in the middle of a dense, dark wood far from home. If you have a palpable fear of bears or simply don’t have the time to put together a full-on camping ...

The Importance of Flood Insurance

You already have the basic insurance coverages on your home, including dwelling and contents. Now, it’s up to you to decide what other coverages you should add to your policy. Should you opt for earthquake protection? Sewer ...