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

#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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#59: How To Succeed in College

As a way to prepare for the world of work, the paths to college and how to succeed in college are highly diverse. Evan and Todd draw from their own experiences and get advice from Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Freshman Dean at Stanford University and the author of the book, “How To Raise An Adult: Break Free […]

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#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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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, 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.