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

#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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#53: How Video Games Can Be Good For You

Do you have a passion for video games?  Evan and Todd explore how playing video games can be beneficial for kids by talking with researcher Dr. Cheryl Olson.  And they explore how a love for video games can turn into a career by hearing the personal experiences of game developer Mark Erman. Dr. Cheryl Olson […]

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#52: Rising Out of Poverty

A study shows 87% of students in poverty do not have any career aspirations and do not realize you can study and work towards a career. Todd and Evan talk with poverty expert Dr. Donna Beegle. The conversation goes beyond stereotypes to gain a better understanding how to combat poverty—for yourself and others. Dr. Beegle […]

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#51: Cool Careers!

What’s a smart way to find out if you’d really be happy and successful in a career? What makes a cool career? Evan and Todd talk with Dr. Marty Nemko, award-winning career counselor and author of “Cool Careers for Dummies”. They also talk with Dominic Amae who has a cool career designing consumer electronics for Logitech. […]

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#50: Family Travel on a Budget

It’s summertime and families across the country are in vacation mode. Whether it’s a weekend roadtrip or a tour around the world, family vacations don’t have to break the bank. On today’s episode of The Money JAR, we hear from two travel experts, Karen Dawkins of Family Travel on a Budget and Alyson Long of World Travel Family. […]

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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.