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Richard Barrington

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Richard Barrington has over 20 years of experience in the investment management business and has been a financial writer for 15 years. Barrington 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. Prior to beginning his investment career Barrington 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").

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Tax Consequences of Debt Settlement

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Having debt canceled can result in a tax liability, which you should understand before you pursue cancellation.

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July 30, 2023

Trouble paying rent is a common problem, but you may be able to get financial help to avoid eviction.

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Debt load measures how big a burden your debts are becoming so you can plan to keep your payments manageable.

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