What Happens to a Loan if a Cosigner Dies?

Cosigning is when two or more people borrow on a loan together. While this is often done because one of the individuals’ credit history isn’t strong enough to acquire the loan on their own, it’s also a viable strategy for ...

Perks of a Good Credit Score

Achieving and maintaining a good credit score will enable you to fund the major purchases that you’ve been dreaming about. Here are just some of the doors that having a positive credit history will open for you. More confidence ...

Emergency Fund Basics

The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic downturn might have exposed how fragile your finances are. As the economy begins to recover, it’s a good time to consider building an emergency fund to help protect you in the future. Consider ...

Steering Clear of Student Aid Scams

Between sending out applications, picking a major and securing funding for your education, preparing for college can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of scammers that are ready and willing to take advantage ...

Finding a Co-Signer for Your Auto Loan

Unless you have a reliable source of income and a well-established credit history, you may have a tough time obtaining an auto loan. However, a co-signer on board can improve your chances. Here’s a look at what a co-signer does ...

One-Time Close Construction Loans vs. Multiple Loans

In many cases, home improvement is better than moving to another house. Building a larger garage, expanding a wing of your home or erecting an additional bathroom could be a much easier and more cost-effective way of adjusting ...

RefiNow With Colonial

Colonial is excited to offer Fannie Mae’s RefiNow™. RefiNow is an affordable refinancing option aimed at making it easier and less expensive for qualifying homeowners to reduce their monthly housing costs by taking advantage ...

Planning for a Home Down Payment

Buying a home is a milestone worth celebrating, but it takes planning and preparation before signing the closing documents to ensure the purchase doesn’t become more of a burden than a blessing. Proper planning involves determining ...

The Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

The cost of tuition, books, room and board (if applicable) add up quickly, leaving you despondent about how you will pay for school. Even with scholarships and grants, your bank account may fall short of what is due, forcing you ...

Which Debt Should You Pay Off First?

Between credit cards, student loans, car loans and mortgages, you’re probably carrying some debt. On the surface, managing your debt can seem relatively easy — just make minimum payments. However, if you’d like to pay down ...