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The Money JAR Episode #9: Resolutions in Revenue

With a new year fast approaching, this week’s episode focuses on resolutions and goal setting, specifically in the context of money.  Joined by personality psychologist and writer, Dr. Heidi Smith Luedtke, Todd and Evan examine the concept of goal setting with your children, help to elucidate why people often fail to meet these goals, and share some handy tips on how to keep your children and family on track with their new year’s resolutions this year.


After earning both B.A. and M.A. degrees in Psychology from California State University at Fresno, Dr. Heidi Smith Luedtke earned her PhD in Personality and Social Ecology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1997. After 18 years as a college professor and social scientist, Luedtke left full-time academic work to raise a family and chart her own career course. Luedtke’s recent book, Detachment Parenting: 33 Ways to Keep Your Cool When Kids Melt Down, gives parents access to the techniques teachers, coaches and counselors use to dial down their own emotional responses and stay focused on guiding kids’ personal growth.  She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two young children.

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Show Hosts

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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.