Start Spring Off Right With a Refinance From Colonial

Spring is quickly approaching, and with the longer days, warmer weather and afternoon baseball comes a chance to get organized for the rest of the year ahead. Many people turn to spring-cleaning or gardening, which is a great ...

Tips for Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Chances are you owe a balance on your credit card or cards. Statistics show that it is quite likely you owe more than a little. According to NerdWallet’s “2016 American Household Credit Card Debt Study,” the average U.S. ...

Should You Pay Down Debt or Save?

What’s makes better financial sense — saving or paying down debt first? Deciding whether to tackle retirement planning or debt reduction first is a difficult choice. Both are daunting prospects and both carry serious weight. ...
You are confident that your child is ready to tackle the academic and social challenges college brings, but are you confident that your child knows the financial lessons necessary to start college off on the right financial foot and begin building a strong foundation for a successful financial future?

5 Finance Lessons to Teach Your Kids Before College

If your kid is heading to college, congratulations to you both on this hard-won accomplishment and exciting new adventure. You are confident that your child is ready to tackle the academic and social challenges college brings, ...
Retirement seems like it is in the distant future and you are more concerned with living paycheck to paycheck. But it is never too early to start preparing for your future by establishing sound financial footing and taking early investment steps.

Guide to Investing in Your 20s

You have finally graduated college and, after finally finding a full-time job, can start paying back those student loans. Retirement seems like it is in the distant future and you are more concerned with living paycheck to paycheck. ...
Many of your bills likely allow you to pay online and some will even have an option for automatic payments, with the money coming out of your account each month without you having to lift a finger or send a check in the mail.

Automatic vs. Manual Bill Pay

The increase of technology in our society is not only seeping into our media and personal tech, but also into our finances. Many of your bills likely allow you to pay online and some will even have an option for automatic payments, ...
Buying a home is typically the largest purchase that many Americans will make in their lifetimes—and most won’t own their home outright for 15 to 30 years, depending on their mortgage term.

What is a Home Equity Loan?

Buying a home is typically the largest purchase that many Americans will make in their lifetimes—and most won’t own their home outright for 15 to 30 years, depending on their mortgage term. As you pay off your mortgage month ...
Whether you move jobs, get promoted or get laid off, there are several factors that influence how much money you bring home. When your income does change, for better or worse, it is important to know how you can adapt.

Adjusting Your Savings When Your Income Changes

During the course of your professional life, it’s inevitable that the size of your paycheck will change. Whether you move jobs, get promoted or get laid off, there are several factors that influence how much money you bring ...
The cost of weddings has risen in recent years, leading to couples taking out loans or paying for items with credit cards. Yet starting your married life in debt could be a dangerous financial decision for more reasons than one.

The Dangers of Taking a Personal Loan to Finance Your Wedding

The cost of weddings has risen in recent years, leading to couples taking out loans or paying for items with credit cards. Yet starting your married life in debt could be a dangerous financial decision for more reasons than one. Weighing ...
Is there a right or wrong way to pay down your loans? The answer is not cut and dried; it depends on your financial and personal goals and objectives.

Which Loans Should You Pay Down First?

Is there a right or wrong way to pay down your loans? The answer is not cut and dried; it depends on your financial and personal goals and objectives. Here are two main theories about the order in which you should pay off loans, ...