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The Money JAR – Episode #4: Hidden Costs Teens and Young Adults Fall Victim To

When parents think about protecting their kids from financial pitfalls, their minds often gravitate to subjects like predatory lending, credit card debt or identity theft. But what about the more subtle hazards presented by entities like online gaming or prepaid debit cards, wherein your child may unwittingly sign up to pay hidden charges or fees without even realizing it?  Listen in on the conversation as guest expert Suzanne Martindale shares with our hosts some not-so-obvious financial traps that all young people should be wary of.

 

Suzanne Martindale is a Staff Attorney for Consumers Union, out of San Francisco, CA and is part of the Financial Services Campaign Team, where she specializes in a variety of concerns including: prepaid and gift cards, bank account fraud, mobile phone purchasing and online gaming. Much of her work in payments involves media advocacy and public education, as well as debt collection and debt settlement legislation and policy.

 

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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.