As with the beginning of each year, nearly half of all Americans typically make at least one resolution. Some may include weight loss and getting in shape, while others may have made the resolution to get their finances in order and to start saving for a new home. Whatever your resolution this year, make a plan and stick with it. Although less than half of us carry our resolutions through year’s end, it’s estimated we’re 10 times more likely to achieve it if we explicitly declare, or even write down, our resolutions. We’d like to help you be a part of the elite few actually completing their resolutions when December rolls around. Although we aren’t in the fitness industry, we can certainly help flex your money’s muscles and get your finances in tip-top shape. How can we help? If your resolution is to purchase a new home soon, then setting up a solid budget and plan should be in order. Start by checking your credit score. Your credit history is an important factor ...