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

#122: Cool Careers – Lawyer

In this episode we explore the field of law and learn how it can be a cool career. What training is needed? What are the types of work you can do? Collaborative and Family Lawyer Nancy Retsinas shares the good and the bad and her advice for aspiring lawyers. Nancy Retsinas is a lawyer from […]

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#121: Permission to Screw Up

This episode’s guest tells comical stories about her big mistakes in starting a business. From planning for retirement by age 10 to starting a cleaning company in college, Kristen Hadeed highlights the imperfections on her journey as a young entrepreneur. She shares why she encourages failure as a way to learn and how she learned […]

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#120: How does Culture Impact Personal Finance?

What skills are teens lacking in their personal finance? In this interview with Professor Brenda Eichelberger of Portland State University, we look at how young people can break down barriers to build financial literacy and reach their goals. We discuss how culture influences beliefs about money and what that could mean for you. Brenda Eichelberger […]

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#119: Social Entrepreneurship Through Art

Musician and activist Simon Tam, founder of the world’s first and only all-Asian American rock band, shares his story in this episode. Hear why he started “The Slants” and how he built his career while working to change the world. Simon also shares his childhood experiences and career and business advice. Learn more about the […]

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#118: Lessons Learned from a Teenage Entrepreneur

Teen entrepreneur and Junior Achievement alumni Kurien Thomas discusses the highs and lows of starting and running a business. He highlights his work on “Pick-Me-Up” through the JA Company Program, which helped him gain entrepreneurial skills and business savvy. Kurien shares his personal purpose and tips for others who want to start their own company.

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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.