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

The Money JAR Episode #26: So You Want a Car Do You?

Beyond conveying the seriousness of this new-found personal responsibility to your children, how does your family plan to handle the financial impact of having a new young driver in your home? Tune in as our hosts interview guest Steve Isaak as he shares his best practices around preparing kids for the economic implications of car […]

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The Money JAR Episode #25: Insurance and Your Family

With as dry and elusive as the topic can be, how do you broach the subject of insurance with your kids? Should you choose liability or comprehensive coverage for your child’s first car? What about special insurance for families with kids? Listen in as our hosts interview Jessi Howe, Financial Adviser with Silver Oak Advisory […]

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The Money JAR Episode #24: The Basics of Banking

How soon should we be educating our children about the mechanics of banking, and what are the advantages of teaching kids about maintaining a bank account at a young age? Listen in as our hosts interview bank manager Damon Philpot and discuss when and how best to talk to your kids about banking.

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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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Todd Yuzuriha and Mindy Lockard

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engineering 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 previously served on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, and he plays the trumpet.

Mindy is an internationally recognized leadership and etiquette expert, and for more than a decade, she has facilitated interpersonal workshops for college athletes and alumni, government agencies, corporations and professional organizations, and youth of all ages. Mindy also established G3 (The Gracious Girls’ Guide), a leadership guide for tween + teen girls that aids in equipping both girls and moms with key social skills/habits to help girls live Brave, Confident and Authentic lives; and the Leadership Academy, a program for middle school boys and girls that focuses on cultivating lifelong social and leadership skills. Mindy has been featured as a regular on-air television expert for KATU Afternoon Live, FOX 12 MORE Good Day Oregon, KING 5 Seattle and Huffington Post LIVE. She has been featured in publications such as Forbes Woman, Oregon Business Magazine, Women’s Day and InStyle Magazine, Real Simple, Better Homes and Garden and People’s Style Watch. She is married with two teenage girls and lives in Portland, OR.