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

#86: Is Empathy Dead?

In a world where kids prefer texting over talking, are they learning the skills to succeed in life? Todd and Evan talk with Michele Borba, award-winning author of 22 parenting and educational books including UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About- Me World. Dr. Borba says teens are 40 percent less empathetic than 30 years ago. This […]

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#85: The Revolution in Public Libraries

Do you have a library card? If so, when was the last time you used it? There are amazing changes taking place in public libraries, and they help students preparing for the world of work. Evan and Todd talk with Oli Sanidas, Director for Digital and Library Material Services, Arapahoe Library District, Colorado. He was named a 2015 […]

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#84: Financial Planning Among Friends

Common advice shared on “The Money JAR” is to save money early and save it often.  But how should you plan for you financial future?  As a young adult in his 20s, our producer Alex has a lot of money questions but not many answers.  In this episode, show hosts Evan and Todd provide friendly […]

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#83: Climb Every Mountain

“You can accomplish anything you set your mind to” is the advice epitomized by guest Colin O’Brady.  Colin battled life-threatening injuries to become a professional endurance athlete.  Incredibly, he shattered the world record for scaling the tallest mountain on each continent and skiing to the North and South Poles.  Evan and Todd discover what motivates […]

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#82: Good Screen Time For Kids

We all want to raise our children to be successful. So what are the steps to help them become entrepreneurs and start the next billion dollar tech company? Todd and Evan explore this question with Alexandra Samuel, author of Work Smarter with Social Media and writer of the Wall Street Journal article, “How to Raise the Next Mark […]

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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.