What You Should Know About Setting Up Beneficiaries for Your Accounts

No matter the state of your finances, it’s important to think about what will happen to your accounts if you pass away unexpectedly. After all, this could have a major impact on the well-being of your family. One of the things ...

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 ...

What is Private Mortgage Insurance?

One of the biggest hurdles potential homebuyers face is saving enough for the down payment and closing costs associated with buying a home. One misconception out there is the thought that you need at least 20 percent down to purchase ...

What is Mortgage Forbearance?

COVID-19 has affected all of our lives in one way or another, including our finances. For those experiencing a job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend help during this difficult time. Colonial is working ...

Home Equity Line of Credit vs. Home Equity Loan

If you’re in need of funds for home repairs, renovations, or paying down high-interest debt, you may have considered a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit. While both of these financial options allow you to borrow ...

When to Consider a Second Mortgage

As your largest asset, your home carries a lot of weight in terms of your current financial health and your future financial goals. Using your home as collateral, you can acquire a second mortgage to rectify money troubles or ...

All About Reverse Mortgages

If you are 62 years of age or older and own your home, you may be eligible to receive cash with a Reverse Mortgage from Colonial. A Reverse Mortgage can be a valuable financial tool that allows seniors 62 or older to borrow against ...