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The Money JAR – Repeat Episode #5: How to Save 25k by The Time You Are 25

Many parents would be simply ecstatic if their children emerged from college unscathed by a mountain of debt.  But imagine if your kids not only evaded the common debilitating financial liability many of their peers will face, but were actually able to amass a significant “nest-egg” just as they embark on their adult lives!  Listen in as guest expert J.D. Roth shares some practical tips for guiding your kids on ways to save $25,000 by the age of 25.


J.D. Roth, a self-described “accidental personal finance expert” is an average guy who found himself in serious debt. After deciding to make a significant life-change, he studied up on everything he could find regarding money management and personal finance. In 2006, Roth started the award-winning website, which Money Magazine named the “The Web’s Most Inspiring Personal Finance Blog” and he has since been distinguished among TIME magazine’s Best Blogs of 2011.  Over the past four years,  has grown into a significant interactive community wherein nearly 500,000 readers each month share ideas on how to improve one’s financial life.  In addition to his website,  Roth is also the author of the book Your Money: The Missing Manual.  A graduate of Willamette University, he currently lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon.

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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.