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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Why Your Financial Institution Is the Best Place for an Auto Loan

Although there are many ways to establish a car loan when you’re purchasing a new or used ride, some financial entities will save you more money and deliver more personalized service than others. Here are five advantages to ...

Trade Schools vs. Colleges

The financial toll of higher education is an increasingly daunting thing to consider, but investing in education is a smart decision that can lead to a more fulfilling life, career and earnings. Getting an education after high ...

When to Crack into Your Retirement Savings Early

While it’s usually best to avoid withdrawing from your retirement funds early, there are a few special situations when it can be advantageous to do so. Discover which scenarios might legitimize this transaction and learn how ...

When You Need a Co-Signer

If it’s your first time buying a car, it is likely that you won’t have enough funds to pay for it in cash. If you are a young driver, you likely also won’t have the necessary credit history to support a financial institution’s ...

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 ...

Should Having Children Change Your Retirement Savings Priorities?

If you have children, chances are you want to help them pay for some portion of their university tuition. Although it might be tempting to focus on building your child’s education fund above your retirement fund, it’s not ...

Affected by a Recent Weather Event? We’re Here to Help

Thousands of our family, friends and neighbors have been affected by recent storms, and as a long-time mortgage servicer and insurance provider, we know that it can be challenging to figure out what comes next. Our communities ...