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

#72: Reflections on Mentorship & Success

This week on the show we’re changing the format up a bit. Instead of our usual conversion with a guest, we listen in to short interviews with several members of board from Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington. Since we had a room full of successful businessmen, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, we thought “what better […]

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#71: How Important is Grit?

It is commonly believed intelligence is the most important trait for children to succeed. But this is not true. Character traits such as grit, perseverance, and self-discipline are even more important. Todd and Evan discuss the huge implications for parents and students with Paul Tough, the best-selling author of “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power […]

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#70: Turning a Hobby Into a Career

The Money Jar is back! After a winter hiatus and we’re joined in studio by writer, podcaster, and marathon runner Sarah Bowen Shea of Another Mother Runner to discuss turning your hobby into a career. Several years ago, Sarah and her co-founder Dimity McDowell decided to team up and write a book about balancing motherhood, […]

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#69: How to Get a Job as a Teenager

What is one of the most important skill to learn as a teen?  In this episode, we make the case that learning how to get a job and creating your own opportunities are high on the list.  Experience helps in getting a job, but how do you get experience when you have not had a […]

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#68: Safe and Cost-Effective Teen Driving

Getting a driver’s license is a major life event and considered something of a rite of passage in American culture.  The milestone can also be one of the scariest times for parents in the course of raising children.  Hosts Todd and Evan talk with State Farm agent John Freeman about how families can prepare for […]

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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.