The Money Jar - The Podcast about Kids, Families and Money

#157: Staying Connected During Social Distancing

Schools and group activities are currently on hold to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. While this is a serious time on a global scale, it can also be viewed as an opportunity for families to connect. This is a great time to engage with your children and discuss their future plans, and […]

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#156: The Stories of Women

As part of Women’s History Month, Todd and Mindy discuss the power of female storytelling with Ali Edwards, who began her storytelling journey with scrapbooking and now encourages people to tell stories through all kinds of media (digital, print, photography, and more). They address imposter syndrome, encouraging stories in an increasingly digital age, and feeling […]

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#155: Protecting Your Identity and Credit

Protecting your identity is important to keep your money in your bank account and make sure your credit score isn’t compromised. With our guest, Hugh Norton from Visa, we address how to talk about identity protection strategies with your kids to make sure their debit account and credit score are both safe. Hugh Norton is […]

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#154: Creating and Encouraging a Personal Brand

The concept of a personal brand is growing more and more important as social media gains prominence in our lives, but how do you ensure that your online presence remains authentic and kind? Todd interviews co-host Mindy about the techniques she teaches her students for building a personal brand that you want to be known […]

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#153: Farewell to Evan and Welcome to Our New Co-Host

After seven years of co-hosting The Money JAR, Evan Wilson is leaving the show, but he is also leaving behind an incredible backlog of episodes and insights on how to address financial topics with kids, the value of young entrepreneurship, and the many ways that kids can prepare to enter the job market. Co-host Todd […]

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Todd Yuzuriha and Mindy Lockard

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engineering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He previously served on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, and he plays the trumpet.

Mindy is an internationally recognized leadership and etiquette expert, and for more than a decade, she has facilitated interpersonal workshops for college athletes and alumni, government agencies, corporations and professional organizations, and youth of all ages. Mindy also established G3 (The Gracious Girls’ Guide), a leadership guide for tween + teen girls that aids in equipping both girls and moms with key social skills/habits to help girls live Brave, Confident and Authentic lives; and the Leadership Academy, a program for middle school boys and girls that focuses on cultivating lifelong social and leadership skills. Mindy has been featured as a regular on-air television expert for KATU Afternoon Live, FOX 12 MORE Good Day Oregon, KING 5 Seattle and Huffington Post LIVE. She has been featured in publications such as Forbes Woman, Oregon Business Magazine, Women’s Day and InStyle Magazine, Real Simple, Better Homes and Garden and People’s Style Watch. She is married with two teenage girls and lives in Portland, OR.