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#64: Building Your Future

This episode breaks down the cost of achieving your goals and dreams.  Todd and Evan talk with Lisa Gillis, Chief Academic Officer for Junior Achievement USA.  She describes the “JA Build Your Future” app, created jointly by Junior Achievement and PWC.  The app guides teens through potential careers, career income, and cost of education.

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#63: Starting an Online Business

Evan and Todd explore the experiences of online entrepreneurship while learning money tips along the way.  They interview Andrew Schrage, co-owner of MoneyCrashers.com, a personal finance website dedicated to educating its readers about better ways to save, money as well as entrepreneurial themes like how to start an online business in a down economy.

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#62: JA BizTown: Teaching the Economics of Life for Kids

JA BizTown, a program of Junior Achievement, provides a tremendous hands-on experience for young people to learn about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.  Todd and Evan uncover how it makes a difference in kids’ lives in both the short and long-term.  They interview Gina Huntington, Director of JA BizTown in Portland, OR and Sam […]

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#61: Raising Money Confident Kids

Evan and Todd discuss an excellent resource for parents and kids to learn about money.  They interview Mark Robinson, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at T. Rowe Price and co-creator of MoneyConfidentKids.com.  Games are a big part of the site as well as examples of how to talk with your kids about money.

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#60: The Benefit of Games Pt. 2

Hear the enthusiastic discussion how board games benefit kids and families. This passion can also turn into a business. Todd and Evan get great advice from Andrew Innes, the founder of Anomia Press, a maker of board games, and Senior Product Manager for Harvard Business Review. We also get board game recommendations for all ages from producer Alex.

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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.