How to Budget for Your First Home

Homeownership is an exciting achievement, but it’s also a huge responsibility. Entering into home-ownership when you’re ready is more important than doing so right away. Starting off on the right foot can positively impact ...

Why You Need to Know Interest Rates

When you invest your money or take out a loan, you’re affected by an interest rate. Understanding what an interest rate is and how it works impacts how much money you keep or how much you pay out. To help you navigate the interest ...

How Much Should You Spend on Housing?

When you’re laying out your budget, housing money is probably a pretty big chunk. After all, shelter is one of the most basic human needs. Before you sign up for a new lease or mortgage, make sure that the monthly payments won’t ...

What is Passive Income?

Warren Buffett, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, once said: “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” Though it may sound like a somewhat grim indictment ...

5 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Broker

Investing in a home is a major milestone, and the bigger the milestone, the more complicated the process. That’s why you need a thorough list of questions to ask your mortgage broker before you agree to any loan. Learn all your ...

What Should You Keep in Your Safe Deposit Box?

We all have things that we want to keep safe. While we all hope that our homes are an ideal place for that, sometimes it’s a good idea to keep important items in another location. That’s where safe deposit boxes come in handy. What ...
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Colonial Partners with Two Dallas-Fort Worth Area Organizations

Colonial has partnered with Trinity Habitat for Humanity to provide funding and home buyer education to assist low-to-moderate income families in Fort Worth. Colonial has pledged up to $2 million in working capital to allow Trinity ...

Small Ways to Save Every Day

Small changes you implement into your daily life can make a big impression on your financial health. If you’re looking for ways to save money every day without committing to a major financial overhaul, consider the following ...

Borrowing From Your 401(k)

If money is tight, you may have considered drawing from your 401(k) retirement savings plan. While it’s generally best to leave your investments intact, there are circumstances in which tapping into your account can be a safer ...

Colonial Meets with FWMBCC to Strengthen Relationship with Black Community

Three members of Colonial recently met with the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce (FWMBCC) to discuss how Colonial can continue to strengthen our relationship with the black community in Fort Worth, where Colonial’s ...