Resolution keepers: 5 who transformed their financial lives

Oliver Rossi/Getty Images Anyone can make a New Year’s resolution — but keep it? There’s the rub. Vows concerning money are common, and according to the 2017 Fidelity Investments New Year Financial Resolutions study, the top picks are to save more (50 percent), pay down debt (28 percent) and spend less (16 percent). Despite the…

How does a balance transfer affect your credit score?

Kris Ubach and Quim Roser/Getty Images Staring down a big post-holiday credit card bill? Consider a balance transfer credit card, but be mindful of the potential impact to your credit score. A balance transfer shouldn’t cause long-lasting negative impact to your credit score. You’re not taking on new debt — just moving a balance from…