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

#47: Tales from the Shark Tank

Today’s episode of The Money JAR may have you headed to the nearest grocery store! This week, we interview Erika Welsh and Keeley Tillotson, founders of Wild Friends Foods, a company known for its delicious and unique nut butters. Welsh and Tillotson reminisce about their transformation from college students into contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, recounting their ascent into successful entrepreneurship. With all of the twists […]

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#46: Smart Money Smart Kids w/ Rachel Cruze

These days you can’t Google the words “financial literacy” without coming across the name Dave Ramsey. As a well-known financial columnist, Ramsey is perhaps best known for his compelling rags to riches story and rules for financial independence which he shares with millions of people across the country every day.   Today on The Money JAR, […]

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#23: Summer Camp: More Bang For Your Buck

With summer extracurricular activities at the forefront of many families’ dinner conversations this season, and many listeners following up with us about valuable post-June endeavors for their middle school students, we bring you our second episode on the not-so-ordinary summer camp experience.  Listen in as hosts Evan and Todd talk with Junior Achievement (JA) of […]

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#45: America’s Cheapest Family

Dubbed America’s Cheapest Family by the national media, Steve and Annette Economides share their story with the Money JAR audience on how they raised five financially responsible kids.  By allowing their kids to earn money and be responsible for their own saving and spending, the Economides are now experiencing the joy of watching their children grow into […]

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#44: Why Are So Few Women in Tech?

Why are women under represented in the Technology fields? Is is something that parents can help encourage their daughters study in school? Does the responsibility lie more on the companies themselves? Money Jar explores both these questions today as we interview two guests; Janice Levenhagen-Seeley of ChickTech.org and Lydia Dishman, a contributing journalist for Forbes.com.

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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.