Are You Ready for a Vacation Home?

In the afterglow of a rejuvenating getaway, buying a vacation home can seem like an especially attractive idea. What could be better than having a place of your own near your favorite beach, mountain range or artsy small town? ...

Don’t Forget These Hidden College Costs

College costs go far beyond tuition — according to a study by the College Board, 61 percent of college costs go towards expenses other than tuition. While you may begin your academic career expecting to pay for books, room and ...

What is a Retirement Plan Fiduciary?

Preparing for retirement requires a comprehensive approach that can be more involved than what you have time or experience for. When putting away money in your 401(k), individual retirement account or pension, your money will ...

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 ...

When Should You Change Insurance Companies?

Most of the time, it doesn’t matter if your insurance is good or not; you pay your premiums and go about your day. But in a crisis, it’s crucial that your insurance company has your back. If the insurer you’ve been paying ...

How to Handle a Homeowner’s Claim Through ServiceHomeLoan.com

When your home is damaged from extreme weather or catastrophe, your first priority is how to get things fixed and back to normal. In the beginning, it’s a process of working with your Homeowner’s Insurance company and contractors ...

Colonial Celebrates 69 Years of Business

On Tuesday, February 2, Colonial celebrated our 69-year anniversary! Our founder, the late Jimmy DuBose, had a vision to bring affordable and reliable mortgage financing options for the post-war community following World War II, ...

Learn About Money Market Accounts

Everyone enjoys saving money, but doing so is often easier said than done. Many Americans funnel a portion of their earnings into a savings account, creating a valuable cache of money for future use. Most of these accounts are ...

Reasons to Go Paperless

If you’re inundated with requests by utility providers, department store credit cards, and insurance companies to “go paperless” but haven’t made the switch to digital statements yet, you’re missing out on some great ...

Save On Insurance with Smart Home Discounts

Having a connected home offers a broad range of benefits that include unparalleled convenience, increased efficiency, and superior security. On top of all this, upgrading your home with smart devices can also have the benefit ...