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Nathan Bachrach

Nathan's Simply Money tips give you a common sense perspective of how the financial news and economy affects your household. From paying off debt to saving for retirement, Nathan offers you his real-life experience working with clients as the CEO and Managing Partner of The Financial Network Group, Ltd., a Registered Investment Advisor. A 30-year financial industry veteran, his passion is helping you navigate your personal financial future. To fulfill his purpose of empowering you through financial education, Nathan serves as a regular contributor to America Now and a regular panelist on CNBC's Closing Bell.

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  • Pros and Cons of critical illness coverage

    Pros and Cons of critical illness coverage

    You know about life insurance, of course, but what about critical illness insurance? It's becoming more popular as healthcare costs keep rising.
    You know about life insurance, of course, but what about critical illness insurance? It's becoming more popular as healthcare costs keep rising.
  • Finance

    Should you delay retirement?

    Should you delay retirement?

    Financial advisors like our Money Expert Nathan Bachrach talk a lot about the upside of postponing your retirement a little bit, but not everybody's getting the message.
    Financial advisors like our Money Expert Nathan Bachrach talk a lot about the upside of postponing your retirement a little bit, but not everybody's getting the message.
  • Marriage, divorce and money

    Marriage, divorce and money

    Everybody knows getting married can be expensive, but if you're already married, getting divorced could cost you more.
    Everybody knows getting married can be expensive, but if you're already married, getting divorced could cost you more.
  • Baby boomers, money and their adult kids

    Baby boomers, money and their adult kids

    It turns out there are some surprising differences between how baby boomer moms and dads deal with their adult children who need help with money.
    It turns out there are some surprising differences between how baby boomer moms and dads deal with their adult children who need help with money.
  • When should you kick your kids out of the nest?

    When should you kick your kids out of the nest?

    The toughest thing for a parent to figure out these days is the right age for moving your kids out of the nest. Twenty-five? Thirty? Thirty-five?
    The toughest thing for a parent to figure out these days is the right age for moving your kids out of the nest. Twenty-five? Thirty? Thirty-five?
  • Finance

    Is money a problem for you?

    Signs money is a problem for you

    Here are some warning signs that could signal you need a credit counselor to help with your finances.
    Here are some warning signs that could signal you need a credit counselor to help with your finances.
  • Saving money on airfare

    Saving money on airfare

    Planning a trip? America Now money expert Nathan Bachrach shares a few tips that could save you some money.
    Planning a trip? America Now money expert Nathan Bachrach shares a few tips that could save you some money.
  • Paying to play: Kids and sports

    Paying to play: Kids and sports

    Sports are a great way for kids to get in shape and build up their confidence. But they can also blow up the family budget, if you aren't careful! Get advice on how to save from Money Expert Nathan Bachrach.
    Sports are a great way for kids to get in shape and build up their confidence. But they can also blow up the family budget, if you aren't careful! Get advice on how to save from Money Expert Nathan Bachrach.
  • New ways students are paying for college

    New ways students are paying for college

    Parents used to play a big role in paying for college, but students are relying less on the "bank of mom and dad" than they are other means.
    Parents used to play a big role in paying for college, but students are relying less on the "bank of mom and dad" than they are other means.
  • The benefits of critical illness coverage

    The benefits of critical illness coverage

    If you become seriously ill, Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says you may find yourself faced with two very serious financial problems.
    If you become seriously ill, Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says you may find yourself faced with two very serious financial problems.
  • Don't spend too much on lottery tickets

    Don't spend too much on lottery tickets

    It's hard not to fantasize about just what it would be like to hit the lottery when the prize hits the stratosphere, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach shares a few things to think about.
    It's hard not to fantasize about just what it would be like to hit the lottery when the prize hits the stratosphere, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach shares a few things to think about.
  • Saving money on lawn care

    Saving money on lawn care

    Want to have a yard the neighbors will be jealous of but don't want to spend an arm and a leg?
    Want to have a yard the neighbors will be jealous of but don't want to spend an arm and a leg?
  • What is the secret to wealth? There's no magic formula

    What is the secret to wealth? There's no magic formula

    There is no shortage of people eager to sell you the secret to building wealth, but you don't need a magic formula.
    There is no shortage of people eager to sell you the secret to building wealth, but you don't need a magic formula.
  • Getting a late start on retirement?

    Getting a late start on retirement?

    If you're in your 40's or 50's and haven't managed to save much for retirement, don't throw in the towel! You can do it - but it won't be easy.
    If you're in your 40's or 50's and haven't managed to save much for retirement, don't throw in the towel! You can do it - but it won't be easy.
  • How to avoid arguments about money

    How to avoid arguments about money

    It's no secret couples fight about money, but it may surprise you just how often they do. Money Expert Nathan Bachrach has advice for avoiding those arguments.
    It's no secret couples fight about money, but it may surprise you just how often they do. Money Expert Nathan Bachrach has advice for avoiding those arguments.
  • Using the Better Business Bureau

    Using the Better Business Bureau

    Are you planning on making a major purchase but you're not sure about the business you need to deal with? Well, there's a free resource that you should know about - and it's their business to know who's on the up-and-up.
    Are you planning on making a major purchase but you're not sure about the business you need to deal with? Well, there's a free resource that you should know about - and it's their business to know who's on the up-and-up.
  • Getting your credit report for free

    Getting your credit report for free

    Lot's of people wonder "Where can I get my credit report for free?" It's a question our money expert Nathan Bachrach gets all the time.
    Lot's of people wonder "Where can I get my credit report for free?" It's a question our money expert Nathan Bachrach gets all the time.
  • Take advantage of free community resources

    Take advantage of free community resources

    You pay taxes to support your local library and community center.  But the question is - are you using them?
    You pay taxes to support your local library and community center.  But the question is - are you using them?
  • Figuring out health care costs

    Figuring out health care costs

    When you go shopping, prices are clearly marked. But when you are shopping for healthcare, money expert Nathan Bachrach says it's just not that simple.
    When you go shopping, prices are clearly marked. But when you are shopping for healthcare, money expert Nathan Bachrach says it's just not that simple.
  • The things that 'ding' your credit score

    The things that 'ding' your credit score

    We all know that late payments on our credit cards or mortgage can really hurt our credit score, but there are some smaller things that can really ding it, too.
    We all know that late payments on our credit cards or mortgage can really hurt our credit score, but there are some smaller things that can really ding it, too.
  • Remodeling: DIY vs Professionals

    Remodeling: DIY vs Professionals

    You've seen plenty of cable shows that make it look easy to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach warns it isn't quite that easy.
    You've seen plenty of cable shows that make it look easy to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach warns it isn't quite that easy.
  • Getting rid of gift cards you don't want or need

    Getting rid of gift cards you don't want or need

    Do you have a drawer full of unused gift cards because you don't go to that store often? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach shares ideas on what to do with them.
    Do you have a drawer full of unused gift cards because you don't go to that store often? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach shares ideas on what to do with them.
  • Saving money for a rainy day

    Saving money for a rainy day

    You know you need a rainy day fund. But here's the question -- how do you do it and how much should you put in it? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach has the answer.
    You know you need a rainy day fund. But here's the question -- how do you do it and how much should you put in it? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach has the answer.
  • Education

    Kids who pay their own tuition more focused

    Kids who pay their own tuition more focused

    Researchers at Brigham Young University say that kids whose parents are footing the whole bill for their schooling are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, and more likely to be hazy about their future - no pun intended.
    Researchers at Brigham Young University say that kids whose parents are footing the whole bill for their schooling are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, and more likely to be hazy about their future - no pun intended.
  • Can you afford a pet?

    Can you afford a pet?

    Dogs are great — but they're not cheap! In fact, the ASPCA says the average yearly cost for a big dog is about $1,000.
    Dogs are great — but they're not cheap! In fact, the ASPCA says the average yearly cost for a big dog is about $1,000.
  • Save more at the grocery store

    Save more at the grocery store

    Money Expert Nathan Bachrach has some strategies that could save you money at the grocery store.
    Money Expert Nathan Bachrach has some strategies that could save you money at the grocery store.
  • Making the most of an unpaid internship

    Making the most of an unpaid internship

    So you haven't found a job with a corner office and your name on the door, but you've landed an unpaid internship. These tips will help you turn it into a career!
    So you haven't found a job with a corner office and your name on the door, but you've landed an unpaid internship. These tips will help you turn it into a career!
  • Is the stock market still valuable?

    Is the stock market still valuable?

    Interest rates on savings accounts are at rock-bottom, and the market's rebounded nicely since 2009. But should Americans get back into the stock market?
    Interest rates on savings accounts are at rock-bottom, and the market's rebounded nicely since 2009. So why aren't Americans getting back into the stock market? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach gives his two cents on the subject.
  • Identity thieves take aim at tax returns

    Identity thieves take aim at tax returns

    The Internet made filing taxes a lot easier for many people, but it's also made life a lot easier for con artists. The IRS says more than 400,000 Americans were the victims of identity theft tax fraud between 2009 and 2011.
    The Internet made filing taxes a lot easier for many people, but it's also made life a lot easier for con artists. The IRS says more than 400,000 Americans were the victims of identity theft tax fraud between 2009 and 2011.
  • Family

    Does your spouse lie about money?

    Married couples lie about money

    According to a study from the National Endowment for Financial Education, there's about a one in three chance your spouse has lied to you when it comes money.
    According to a study from the National Endowment for Financial Education, there's about a one in three chance your spouse has lied to you when it comes money.
  • How to avoid late fees

    How to avoid late fees

    Here's a tip that could help if you're getting hit with a lot of late fees.
    Here's a tip that could help if you're getting hit with a lot of late fees.
  • Smart ways to spend an inheritance

    Smart ways to spend an inheritance

    If you're fortunate enough to get an inheritance, here's what Money Expert Nathan Bachrach suggests you do with it.
    If you're fortunate enough to get an inheritance, here's what Money Expert Nathan Bachrach suggests you do with it.
  • Should you refinance again?

    Tips if you're looking to refinance your home, again

    Getting a new home loan can be a great way to reduce payments and save money.  But if you're becoming a "serial refinancer," it could be more trouble than it's worth.
    Getting a new home loan can be a great way to reduce payments and save money.  But if you're becoming a "serial refinancer," it could be more trouble than it's worth.
  • How much car can you afford?

    How much car can you afford?

    In the market for a new car? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach explains how to determine what you can afford to spend.
    In the market for a new car? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach explains how to determine what you can afford to spend.
  • Break your bad spending habits

    Breaking bad spending habits

    We should learn from our mistakes. That's why Money Expert Nathan Bachrach recommends doing a 'What was I thinking?' audit every few years.
    We should learn from our mistakes. That's why Money Expert Nathan Bachrach recommends doing a 'What was I thinking?' audit every few years.
  • Finding scholarships for school

    Finding scholarships for school

    It used to be that college-bound students would chase one big scholarship and that would cover everything, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says there's a smarter strategy.
    It used to be that college-bound students would chase one big scholarship and that would cover everything, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says there's a smarter strategy.
  • Don't become a victim of medical identity theft

    Don't become a victim of medical identity theft

    You've heard of identity theft, but have you heard of medical identity theft? That's when someone steals your identity the get medical services or prescription drugs and investigators say it is booming.
    You've heard of identity theft, but have you heard of medical identity theft? That's when someone steals your identity the get medical services or prescription drugs and investigators say it is booming.
  • Job search tips for working moms

    How working moms can tackle the tough job market

    Much has been made of the impact the recession seems to have had on men. In fact, some called it the "great man-cession." But a new study finds married moms may be suffering the most!
    Much has been made of the impact the recession seems to have had on men. In fact, some called it the "great man-cession." But a new study finds married moms may be suffering the most!
  • Save more on dental care

    Save more on dental care

    Dental care is expensive. If you're lucky enough to have dental insurance, it only covers a small part. Money Expert Nathan Bachrach shares a few ideas on how you can save!
    Dental care is expensive. If you're lucky enough to have dental insurance, it only covers a small part. Money Expert Nathan Bachrach shares a few ideas on how you can save!
  • Save more on prescription meds

    Medication savings tip

    Most people would jump at the chance to save money on prescription medications, so here's a great tip from our money expert Nathan Bachrach.
    Most people would jump at the chance to save money on prescription medications, so here's a great tip from our money expert Nathan Bachrach.
  • Is vocational school the best choice for you?

    Vocational school a great option for many

    Vocational schools are a great option for kids who don't want to go to a four year college, but still want a chance to make a great living. Here's what you need to know.
    Vocational schools are a great option for kids who don't want to go to a four year college, but still want a chance to make a great living. Here's what you need to know.
  • Car insurance: Are you covered?

    How much auto insurance is enough?

    If you don't have the right kind of auto insurance coverage, even a simple incident can end up costing you big time. Money Expert Nathan Bachrach shares some tips to help you decide if you have enough auto insurance.
    If you don't have the right kind of auto insurance coverage, even a simple incident can end up costing you big time. Money Expert Nathan Bachrach shares some tips to help you decide if you have enough auto insurance.
  • Finance

    Retiring on a budget

    Retiring on a budget

    Nearly 40% of American households live paycheck to paycheck. So the advice to "save for retirement" seems easier said than done.
    Nearly 40% of American households live paycheck to paycheck. So the advice to "save for retirement" seems easier said than done.
  • Common holes in homeowner's policies

    Common holes in homeowner's policies

    When's the last time you read through your homeowner's policy? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says odds are it isn't going to cover everything you think it will.
    When's the last time you read through your homeowner's policy? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says odds are it isn't going to cover everything you think it will.
  • Fighting traffic tickets

    Fighting traffic tickets

    Don't you hate shelling out cash for a traffic ticket? America Now Money Expert Nathan Bachrach has some advice that could really drive home some savings. 
    Don't you hate shelling out cash for a traffic ticket? America Now Money Expert Nathan Bachrach has some advice that could really drive home some savings.
  • The cost of college likely will keep going up

    The cost of college likely will keep going up

    If you've got little ones at home and you're hoping to pay for their college, Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says you may want to sit down for this one.
    If you've got little ones at home and you're hoping to pay for their college, Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says you may want to sit down for this one.
  • Tips on how to avoid identity theft

    Tips on how to avoid identity theft

    Some people only learn they've been the victim of identity theft when they get a call from the bank or credit card company, but there are other warning signs.
    Some people only learn they've been the victim of identity theft when they get a call from the bank or credit card company, but there are other warning signs.
  • Finance

    Highly educated people have debt problems too

    Highly educated people have debt problems too

    Consumers who say they were tricked into mortgages they could not afford are now fighting back in court. Our Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says what may surprise you is who those folks are.
    Consumers who say they were tricked into mortgages they could not afford are now fighting back in court. Our Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says what may surprise you is who those folks are.
  • Do your children expect an inheritance?

    Do your children expect an inheritance?

    A new study from TD Ameritrade finds 40% of Generation "Z", people aged 13 to 22, expect to get an inheritance.
    A new study from TD Ameritrade finds 40% of Generation "Z", people aged 13 to 22, expect to get an inheritance.
  • How to raise generous children

    How to raise generous children

    If you want your children to learn the value of giving, our money expert Nathan Bachrach says there's no time like now to start teaching them.
    If you want your children to learn the value of giving, our money expert Nathan Bachrach says there's no time like now to start teaching them.
  • Finance

    Find your social security statements online

    You can find your social security statements online

    You used to get your social security statement in the mail every year before your birthday. Our money expert Nathan Bachrach says those statements are now online, and it's probably something you should check out.
    You used to get your social security statement in the mail every year before your birthday. Our money expert Nathan Bachrach says those statements are now online, and it's probably something you should check out.
  • Deals

    Bulk bins can equal big savings

    Bulk bins can equal big savings

    Coffee and spices can sometimes be expensive, but you may be surprised where you can find a deal on them.
    Coffee and spices can sometimes be expensive, but you may be surprised where you can find a deal on them.
  • When meeting to sell things on Craigslist, remember "safety first"

    When meeting to sale things on Craigslist remember "safety first"

    Selling some of your old stuff on a site like Craigslist is a good way to make some extra money. But use your head and be careful!
    Selling some of your old stuff on a site like Craigslist is a good way to make some extra money. But use your head and be careful!
  • Giving to charities when money is tight

    Giving to charities when money is tight

    We all have charities and causes we'd like to support, but money is tight for many. Our Money Expert shares some ways you can contribute while staying on a budget.
    We all have charities and causes we'd like to support, but money is tight for many. Our Money Expert shares some ways you can contribute while staying on a budget.
  • Are you a compulsive shopper?

    The warning signs of a compulsive shopper

    Doorbuster deals and sales - they make it easy for any of us to overspend. But Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says resisting the temptation is much harder for the six percent of Americans who are compulsive shoppers.
    Doorbuster deals and sales - they make it easy for any of us to overspend. But Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says resisting the temptation is much harder for the six percent of Americans who are compulsive shoppers.
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