Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Protect your checking account | 10 tips to manage financial risks you may not even know about
Protect your checking account | 10 tips to manage financial risks you may not even know about Money & Credit September 20, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement to make…
How to read these 5 common stock stats for better investments
How to read these 5 common stock stats for better investments Money & Credit October 26, 2015
Stock analysts may be even more enamored of statistics than fantasy football fans, but the key to using statistics successfully…
6 little bank fees eating away your money without you noticing
6 little bank fees eating away your money without you noticing Money & Credit October 9, 2015
Over time, even a seemingly harmless trickle of water can wear away a tremendous amount of earth, or even carve…
Types of savings accounts: 12 options to save money
Types of savings accounts: 12 options to save money Money & Credit September 15, 2015
Looking for the best savings accounts to help you keep or grow your money? There are plenty of options beyond…
How to invest in rental properties: 8 real estate factors to consider
How to invest in rental properties: 8 real estate factors to consider Buying a Home September 11, 2015
Rental property can seem like an attractive opportunity for investors looking for income. Especially at times when interest rates are…
6 big excuses retirement savers need to stop telling themselves
6 big excuses retirement savers need to stop telling themselves Money & Credit August 27, 2015
Like most people, you probably haven't saved enough for retirement. That's OK though, as long as you have a good…
How to plan for retirement when unsure about your future life expectancy
How to plan for retirement when unsure about your future life expectancy Money & Credit August 14, 2015
Saving for retirement is tough. What you might not realize, though, is that spending your retirement money is also tough…
3 reasons why automatic 401(k) enrollment may not be enough for retirement saving
3 reasons why automatic 401(k) enrollment may not be enough for retirement saving Money & Credit August 13, 2015
Over the past decade, automatic enrollment features have become increasingly common in 401(k) retirement savings plans. If you participate in…
5 ways to avoid early withdrawal penalties on your CD
5 ways to avoid early withdrawal penalties on your CD Money & Credit August 7, 2015
When signing up for a certificate of deposit, don’t skip over the fine print. The fine print of your CD…
10 questions you should always ask about credit card rewards
10 questions you should always ask about credit card rewards Credit & Debit Cards August 3, 2015
Everybody likes a reward, right? Well, when it comes to credit card rewards programs, how worthwhile the rewards are depends…
6 signs a couple should not say ‘I do’ to joint checking
6 signs a couple should not say ‘I do’ to joint checking Money & Credit July 24, 2015
Marriage should be a union of hearts, minds and souls but checking accounts? Perhaps that's one area where the relationship…
12 ways to measure your household finances
12 ways to measure your household finances Money & Credit July 22, 2015
It’s the heart of the baseball season and, whereas 20 years ago talk about the sport would have centered on…
9 questions to ask before taking on debt
9 questions to ask before taking on debt Money & Credit July 20, 2015
There are few things easier in the digital world than taking on debt. With the swipe of a card or…
4 financial mistakes our parents make – and how to avoid them
4 financial mistakes our parents make – and how to avoid them Money & Credit July 17, 2015
It might - or might not - surprise you, but your parents aren't perfect. And when it comes to finances?…
Damage control: 5 fixes for common investment mistakes
Damage control: 5 fixes for common investment mistakes Money & Credit July 15, 2015
Investing is a game of large numbers. Damage control is one of the ways you can make those numbers work…
8 crucial investment lessons from the Women’s World Cup
8 crucial investment lessons from the Women’s World Cup Money & Credit July 15, 2015
The U.S. Women's National Team won the 2015 FIFA World Cup with a dazzling offensive explosion. Their run to the…
8 ways to make quitting a job work for you
8 ways to make quitting a job work for you Jobs & Military July 14, 2015
Does quitting have a bad rap? When it comes to the job market, quitting is happening more these days than…
8 money moves for new graduates
8 money moves for new graduates Education May 19, 2013
Assuming adult financial responsibilities may be one of the toughest tasks you face after college graduation. But if you approach…