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The Money JAR – Episode #1: Allowances: Yay or Nay?

Should we incent our children with cash for completing everyday household jobs or should their “free rent” be considered fair enough currency?  Whether you are for, against or ambivalent on the subject of paying kids to do chores, tune in to hear guest author and mother Alisa Weinstein’s captivating and unique solution to this age-old question.


Alisa T. Weinstein is a Freelance Copywriter and the author of Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money.  Founder of Earn My Keep, LLC, she is a regular commentator on PBS’ “Nightly Business Report” and lives in Washington D.C with her husband and two children.  For more information on her educational tools and philosophies, visit her website at

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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.