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The Money JAR Episode # 18: Finding Your Dream Job – It’s Career Day!

When you were young, what did you dream of becoming one day? An astronaut? A professional athlete? A superhero? Every young child has a dream job, but doesn’t it seem like every dream job is just a dream? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Everyone can find their dream job in a career that they love.

In this episode, 5 Portland-area professionals share stories of their journey from just dreaming to actually becoming and creating their dream job. In today’s episode we hear from a sportscaster, nurse, school teacher, jewelry designer and Portland’s Fire Chief.

No matter what your child dreams of becoming one day, it’s our job as parents to help them achieve that. These five professionals share insights into what it takes to create the ultimate dream job. And it may surprise all of you how simple it can be.

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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.