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

#58: The Business of Food

Producer Alex goes on location to interview Kristofor Lofgren, the CEO of Sustainable Restaurant Group and the founder of Bamboo Sushi Restaurants. Kristofor talks about how he turned his love of sushi into a business. Despite starting his business during a deep recession, he gives advice on making a successful food business. Spoiler alert: a […]

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#57: How to Pursue a Big Dream

This episode inspires listeners to pursue big dreams.  Todd and Evan talk with Barrington Irving, who despite a humble upbringing, became the youngest person to fly solo around the world.  Barrington talks about how he earned money for flying lessons and to build his own plane.  Now he teaches STEM-based lessons through his flying. Barrington […]

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#56: Pros and Cons of Pro Athletics

We explore the lessons taught by sports and pursuing it as a career. Evan and Todd talk with former National Football League player Curt Warner and former Major League Baseball player Tom Lampkin about their passion for sports and give advice to kids who want to pursue a career in athletics. Curt Warner is a […]

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#55: The Best Way To Teach Kids About Money

Todd and Evan reflect on what they have learned from “Money JAR” interviews over the years and from their own experiences.  They discuss a research finding by a Harvard finance professor and talk specifics about using math concepts to save $1 million.   The most effective way to teach kids about money is a well-rounded approach […]

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#54: How To Pay For College Without Debt

Is it even possible to pay for college without debt?  Todd and Evan find out the answer to this question and learn about the perils of student debt. They talk with Celest Horton who shares her personal experiences raising four children and hosting a podcast and website on how to pay for college. Then they talk […]

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is a senior research analyst and principal at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank. He leads the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games. He was recognized in Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team in the leisure (2005, 2007-2010), software (2005, 2007-2011) and Internet (2011) categories. He frequently appears on CNBC and at industry conferences, and is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering 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 serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.