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

The Money JAR Episode #23: Summer Camp: More Bang For Your Buck (Vol. 2)

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 Oregon and SW Washington’s VP of Programs, Barbara Smith, about their unique, experiential program for kids, JA BizTown Summer Camp!

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The Money JAR Episode #22: Summer Jobs For Kids

What are the benefits of summer jobs for kids? How young is too young? With limited experience, are there other options besides fast food? Listen in as our hosts share their childhood work experiences and engage Dr. Jeylan Mortimer, author of “Working and Growing Up in America”, in a conversation around the pros and cons […]

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The Money JAR Episode #21: Summer Camp: More Bang For Your Buck (Vol. 1)

This week The Money JAR explores non-traditional summer camps that introduce kids and teens to the world of business, money, and entrepreneurship, such as the Young Entrepreneur’s Business Week here in Portland.

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The Money JAR – Repeat Episode #5: How to Save 25k by The Time You Are 25

Many parents would be simply ecstatic if their children emerged from college unscathed by a mountain of debt.  But imagine if your kids not only evaded the common debilitating financial liability many of their peers will face, but were actually able to amass a significant “nest-egg” just as they embark on their adult lives!  Listen […]

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The Money JAR – Repeat Episode #4: Hidden Costs Teens and Young Adults Fall Victim To

When parents think about protecting their kids from financial pitfalls, their minds often gravitate to subjects like predatory lending, credit card debt or identity theft. But what about the more subtle hazards presented by entities like online gaming or prepaid debit cards, wherein your child may unwittingly sign up to pay hidden charges or fees […]

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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.