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

The Money JAR – 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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The Money JAR – Episode #3: Fostering Your Child’s Inner Entrepreneur

Does your child have a uniquely creative spirit or a knack for coming up with innovative moneymaking ideas?  Listen in on the discussion as guest Adam Reid shares his approach to facilitating youth startup businesses, while enlightening listeners on the many reasons why he believes it’s never too early to begin cultivating your child’s inner […]

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The Money JAR – Episode #2: Paying For College 101

Most Americans naturally assume that acquiring a higher education will increase their long-term earning potential.  However, is the retail cost of college really commensurate with one’s future net income? Join our hosts and guest expert Mark Kantrowitz as they explore the real cost of a college degree, offering tips and tricks for increasing the return […]

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The Money JAR – Episode #1: Allowances: Yay or Nay?

Should we incent our children with cash for completing everyday household jobs or should their “free rent” be considered fair enough currency?  Whether you are for, against or ambivalent on the subject of paying kids to do chores, tune in to hear guest author and mother Alisa Weinstein’s captivating and unique solution to this age-old […]

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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.