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

#143: Emotional Health and Student Success

Anxiety is affecting teens at an alarming rate. In this episode, we hear from an expert who explains how students and parents can help promote emotional health and deal with anxiety. Dr. Suvrat Bhargave discusses performance anxiety, healthy relationships, and the role of technology in students’ lives. Dr. Suvrat Bhargave, a psychiatrist specializing in child […]

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# 142: The Best Ways to Teach Kids about Money

What are the best ways to teach kids about money? In this episode we look at the research. Guest Ashley LeBaron is a current PhD student who studies family finance and the socialization of money within families. We discuss what studies shows about how to build kid’s money habits, with important topics like budgeting, allowances, […]

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#141: The Importance of Workplace Etiquette

Etiquette is not just a hard word to spell, it is also key to succeeding in the workplace. It may seem dated, but recent studies and surveys have said that employees that show appropriate etiquette in the workplace advance at a much quicker rate. In this episode, the Money JAR teal talks with Mindy Lockard, […]

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#140: Cool Careers – Research Scientist

Cancer is one of the greatest battles that humanity is facing, but thankfully we have some of our smartest people working on making cancer a thing of the past. On this Cool Careers episode of the Money JAR, the team talks with Laura Springgay, a Research Scientist working on a cure for cancer. We talk […]

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#139: Effective Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

Financial literacy is important to teach to children as early as possible. The issue is how to make something as complex as finances in a clear, simple manner. On this episode, the Money JAR team talks with a parent and professional financial advisor about ways that he is teaching his kids about being financially literate […]

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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.