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Welcome to The Money JAR, a podcast for youth leaders about money, careers and innovation. Co-hosts Mindy Lockard and Rishika Vinnakota pair their unique perspectives with a mild dose of humor as they attempt to demystify the common challenges that Gen Z and all families face while trying to learn about the economics of life. The Money JAR serves as a resource for young people who are curious about steps they can take to plan for their future success. Invest in your future!

The Money JAR is produced in a 22 to 25-minute talk-format, with episodes distributed bi-weekly. Previous co-hosts on the show were Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson. The show was created in 2012 and reached a milestone 100 episodes in 2017.


Junior Achievement helps prepare young people for success in the global economy by focusing on the economics of life – work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy

Operating nationally since 1919, Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that partners with schools and businesses to provide business, economics and life-skills programming for youth. Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.

The Money JAR is produced by Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington‘s office in Portland, Oregon.

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