Richard Barrington

Richard Barrington, CFA, is the primary spokesperson and personal finance expert for ShopRate.com. He is a 20-year veteran of the financial industry, including having served for over a dozen years as a member of the Executive Committee of Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. 

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Recent Articles of Richard Barrington

Should I pay off credit cards before applying for a mortgage?

Paying off your credit card balances could affect your mortgage application.

7 good uses for refinancing savings

Refinancing is an important financial opportunity, especially if you put the savings to good use after you refinance.

Refinancing: Timing is everything

See five ways in which timing is an important element in refinancing.

Should I refinance before or after marriage?

An impending marriage might impact your ability to qualify for refinancing, so you should explore the specifics of the situation with your fiancée.

What do I do with conflicting mortgage loan instructions?

New instructions about mortgage payments are nothing to worry about, but they do require your attention.


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