Richard Barrington

Richard Barrington has been a Senior Financial Analyst for MoneyRates.com since 2009. He has appeared on Fox Business News and NPR, and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, CNBC and many other publications.

Richard has over 30 years of experience in financial services. He graduated magna cum laude from St. John Fisher College with a BA in Communications in 1983. In 1991, he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the Association of Investment Management and Research (now the "CFA Institute").

Recent Articles By Richard Barrington

You Can Do More About Rates Than The Federal Reserve

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What's the right move with the Fed keeping interest rates near zero? See three possible money moves you can make in this situation.

America's Best Rates 4th Quarter, 2020 - Savings, Money Market and CD Rates?

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Looking to earn more on your savings? See which banks pay considerably more interest.

First Fomc Meeting of 2021: What to Learn From The Fed's Mistakes

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What effect will next week's Fed meeting have on your finances? See what lessons you can learn from the Fed to make better decisions about your finances.

What Is Forex Trading?

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Interested in trading foreign currencies? It is a complex and risky field, but also an important part of the global economy.

Which Certificate of Deposit Account Is Right for You?

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Confused about how to pick the right kind of CD? This guide describes several options and walks through the steps toward deciding which is best for you.

Should You Stay In Your Employer's Retirement Plan After You Retire?

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Are you retiring or otherwise planning to leave your employer? Find out how this affects your taxes and retirement plan investments.

Myths About High Yield Savings Accounts During Covid-19

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Looking to earn more on your savings? A high yield savings account could help, but only if you know how to kick the tires when choosing one.

What Is Esg Investing and How Does It Compare?

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Interested in applying ethical standards to your investments? Learn about ESG investing and how you can implement it in your portfolio.

Stock Market Strategies for Beginners

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Interested to invest in stocks? See what some of your options are and how you can learn to make better decisions about stocks.

Best States to Retire 2021

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Wondering to where you should retire? See the trade-offs among a number of different things like cost, safety and health care that are likely to matter to you greatly when you retire.