Top Accounting Challenges for Small Businesses

No matter what sector your small business is in, proper accounting is crucial to your success. There are a variety of options you can choose from to help you manage your money, but none are completely perfect. Consider these common ...

A Message from Colonial Regarding COVID-19

At Colonial, the health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. Because of the growing concern regarding the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, Colonial is taking extra precautions to ensure the well-being ...

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 ...

Best Cars for Teenage Drivers

Picking out the perfect vehicle to purchase is hard enough, but when the driver in need of a car is a teenager, the process becomes even more complicated. Even if teen drivers are simply borrowing a family car, it can be difficult ...

Prepare for the Worst: Cyber Attacks

With nearly all businesses now operating in virtual space in some capacity, the threat of cybercrime has unfortunately become a common reality that small business owners must face. Without the tools and funds of a large corporation, ...

Why Renters Insurance is Important

Homeowners insurance is one of the most valuable resources individuals can rely upon during a natural disaster, or any other incident resulting in a damaged house. According to Barbara Kiviat of Consumer Reports, the vast majority ...

New Semester Prep: How to Save Money on Campus

If you’re attending college, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s very expensive. No matter if your parents are paying your tuition, you took out loans or you have at a part-time job, you want to make sure that your ...

Colonial Named Top 25 Mortgage Company

Colonial Savings, F.A. has been named to the list of Top 25 Mortgage Lenders and Servicers in the Mortgage Industry by MReport, a leading source of breaking news and up-to-date information for the housing and mortgage industry. The ...

Should You Downsize?

According to a Harris Poll survey performed on behalf of Trulia, 64.2 percent of baby boomers — except those already living in a small home measuring less than 800 square feet — expressed a desire to move into a smaller home ...