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Protect your wealth against scams

Season 2 Episode 37

Protect your wealth against scams

Fraud and scams are on the rise. Last year, Americans lost a record $3.82 billion to investment fraud - an increase of 128% from the previous year. In this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean and wealth planners Andy Smith and Isabel Barrow share how to identify the different types of scams, how to keep personal and financial information more secure, and what to do if you or someone you know falls victim to a scam.

 

Ms. Chatzky receives cash compensation for acting as hosts of the Everyday Wealth radio show and podcast and for related activities and therefore has an incentive to endorse Edelman Financial Engines and its planners.  That compensation is a fixed sum paid on an annual basis; and reimbursement for certain expenses.  The amount paid each year does not vary, is not based on show content or any results-dependent factors (e.g., popularity of the show).

This show is pre-recorded, and any callers are prescreened.

The information being provided is for informational and educational purposes only. Although some of the statistical information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy or completeness. You should consult with a professional and/or do your own due diligence to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.

Neither Edelman Financial Engines nor its affiliates offer tax or legal advice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to include your qualified tax and/or legal professionals in these discussions and decisions to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.


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Meet the host: Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky came to personal finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a journalist who dug into the topic of money to get her own money in order as well as to earn a paycheck. She has the innate ability to take the complicated world of money and explain it in ways we can all understand. And this has never been more important than now because we all have more responsibility for our financial lives than any generation that came before us. Aside from hosting Everyday Wealth™, Jean is the CEO of HerMoney.com and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC's TODAY show for 25 years and the financial ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.



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