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The Money JAR Episode #26: So You Want a Car Do You?

One of the most coveted milestones for American youth is turning 16 and being granted the freedom to drive a car.  By one’s self.  Without supervision!  As a parent, this can be terrifying.  Beyond conveying the seriousness of this new-found personal responsibility to your children, how does your family plan to handle the financial impact of having a new young driver in your home?  Tune in as our hosts interview guest Steve Isaak as he shares his best practices around preparing kids for the economic implications of car ownership.


Steve Isaak is the Senior Vice President of U.S. Bank and has been with the bank for 23 years. His focus has always been on client relations, selling solutions, prospect conversion, and team building/management. He also currently serves as a “player/coach” in Oregon Commercial Banking, which means he’s responsible for portfolios of clients along with managing three relationship manager peers. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Isaak earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing, and is a certified cash manager. Isaak is active in the community, coaches youth sports, and lives in Portland with his two teenage sons.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, 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.