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The Money JAR Episode #27: How Do You Define Success?

As a young child, to define success may be fairly linear: get a good job, earn a lot of money and buy what you like for you and your family.  But is that all there is to it?  And if not, how might we prepare our kids to consider the bigger picture when it comes to planning for a successful future.  Tune in to this fascinating episode as three individuals – from very different generations – explain what they’ve learned about the true meaning of success.


Our three guests are: Zoe Hall – a high school junior and founder of Project YOUTH, Grant Ebright – a father of two young children and the Vice President of Operations for Interior Logic Group (prev. Criterion Block), and Don Wood – a recently retired banking executive and former middle school teacher.

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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.