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

#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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#67: Coding Is More Important (and Cooler) Than You Think

Preparing for the world of work goes beyond reading, writing, and math.  Evan and Todd talk with Eric Preisz, CEO of GG Interactive and Garage Games, why it’s important all students learn to code.  Mr. Preisz discusses how to learn coding and potential careers in computer programming.  

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#66: Dreams of College and Saving Money

Hear the story of daughter Meagan Blaisdell and mother Rebecca Blaisdell.  Meagan dreamed of going to college, and she decided in middle school she would get her associates degree while in high school to save money.  Todd and Evan find out what motivated Meagan and how Rebecca used written contracts to encourage her daughters to […]

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#65: College in High School?

This week’s episode explores an approach to tackle the rising costs of a college education. Todd talks with Mitch LeClair, a technology, transitions, and higher education reporter for the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times and a USA Today contributor. Mr. LeClair discusses the growing trend of more students getting college degrees while in high school, balancing the pros and cons. […]

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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.