The TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year's best achievements in food, fashion, home and lifestyle programs on television, in film, online, and on radio. Congratulations to Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home and Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking! Click here to see a list of winners.
Learn more about PARADE magazine's Google Hangout On Air with Lidia. On Dec. 18 at 3:00 p.m. ET, Lidia and PARADE's Food Editor, Sarah DiGregorio, will be at the Google offices in N.Y. in front of a laptop and webcam where they will answer YOUR questions! .
What should investors do when someone swindles them out of their hard-earned life savings? What happens when a seemingly legitimate retirement investment turns out to be a scam? TRICKS OF THE TRADE — OUTSMARTING INVESTMENT FRAUD answers these questions and more by revealing the five most common persuasion tactics of con artists and the underlying psychologies of financial scams. Profiles of real-life fraud victims and interviews with seasoned investment investigators and state securities regulators illustrate the signs of a possible scam. Co-moderators Gerry Walsh, a VP of investor education at The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Doug Shadel, a fraud expert who also works with AARP, offer effective prevention strategies to help keep savings safe and secure.