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The Money Jar

Welcome to The Money JAR, a weekly show about Kids and Money, brought to you by Junior Achievement. Along with a cadre of guest experts, show hosts Evan Wilson and Todd Yuzuriha pair their unique perspectives with a mild dose of humor as they attempt to demystify the common challenges all families face while trying to educate their children on the economics of life. From the pros and cons of weekly allowances to strategies for saving $25,000 by the age of 25, our show is designed to be a practical catalyst for meaningful dialog, helping families to begin ongoing conversations around the ever-illusive subjects of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and being ready for the workforce ahead.
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Aug 13, 2019

News flash - changing college majors is common. While preparing for the world of work, almost 1/3rd of college students change majors. How can you navigate this change? Today we hear from someone who pulled it off in a big-time way.

Jul 17, 2019

In this episode, college athletes share a powerful message around mental health. Guests Taylor Ricci and Nathan Braaten, Oregon State University Student Athletes, use sports as a platform for promoting mental health awareness. Taylor and Nathan share their backgrounds, struggles and entrepreneurial experiences. They discuss their campus-wide campaign which has helped reduce stigmas around mental health issues and bring hope and inspiration to students.

Jul 2, 2019

The changing workforce and technology will alter what skills young people will need in their careers. In this episode, we cover how gaining technical and creative thinking skills and abilities, using left and right brain, are critical in career success. Guest Matt Sigelman, a leading labor market expert, discusses hybrid jobs, specialization, and critical skills for the future of work.

Jun 17, 2019

Anxiety is affecting teens at an alarming rate. In this episode, we hear from an expert who explains how students and parents can help promote emotional health and deal with anxiety. Dr. Suvrat Bhargave discusses performance anxiety, healthy relationships, and the role of technology in students’ lives.

Jun 3, 2019
What are the best ways to teach kids about money? In this episode we look at the research. Guest Ashley LeBaron is a current PhD student who studies family finance and the socialization of money within families. We discuss what studies shows about how to build kid’s money habits, with important topics like budgeting, allowances, chores, and savings. Ashley shares advice for improving children’s financial education.
May 13, 2019
Etiquette is not just a hard word to spell, it is also key to succeeding in the workplace. It may seem dated, but recent studies and surveys have said that employees that show appropriate etiquette in the workplace advance at a much quicker rate. In this episode, the Money JAR teal talks with Mindy Lockard, a leadership and etiquette expert, about the importance of etiquette in the office, nonverbal ques you may be giving off, and the “six savvy s’s.”
Apr 29, 2019

Cancer is one of the greatest battles that humanity is facing, but thankfully we have some of our smartest people working on making cancer a thing of the past. On this Cool Careers episode of the Money JAR, the team talks with Laura Springgay, a Research Scientist working on a cure for cancer. We talk about how she became a research scientist, the path through school she took, and what her day looks like as she “plays” with viruses that attack cancerous cells.

Apr 15, 2019
Financial literacy is important to teach to children as early as possible. The issue is how to make something as complex as finances in a clear, simple manner. On this episode, the Money JAR team talks with a parent and professional financial advisor about ways that he is teaching his kids about being financially literate through literal money jars. Eric Brotman is a financial advisor, President and Managing Principal with Brotman Financial Group. We also talk to Eric about steps that parents can take to make sure their children are safe and secure as they grow up.
Apr 1, 2019

Many kids start businesses. Most of them are lemonade stands or lawn care, something that keeps them occupied for a day or during the summer. Some, on the other hand, start something big and can help shape and define their lives. As parents, it may take some support to help your child succeed the world of business. On this episode, the Money JAR team talks with Gabby Goodwin, the CEO of GaBBY Bows, and her mother, Rozalynn, about how Gabby started her business and how parents can support the entrepreneurial spirit in their kids.

You can find GaBBY Bows on twitter @GaBBYBows, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/therealgabbybows/, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gabbybows/.

You can learn more about the products that Gabby sells at https://gabbybows.com/.

Mar 11, 2019

Allowances are complicated for parents. What is the appropriate amount to give your child? Should allowance be tied to anything, like chores or grades? We tackle allowances with special guest Will Carmichael, CEO of RoosterMoney. The group talks about when and how much parents are actually giving their children, activities that net the most allowance money for kids, and how kids typically spend their allowance. This episode provides great tips and tools for parents to manage their kids’ allowances.

Learn about RoosterMoney here: https://www.roostermoney.com/us/

RoosterMoney is on Twitter @rooster_money and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/roostermoney/

Check out the Kids Allowance Report here: https://www.roostermoney.com/us/kids-allowance-report-us/

Feb 12, 2019

This episode features Olympic medalist and ESPN broadcaster Jessica Mendoza. Jessica was a four-time First Team All-American outfielder at Stanford University and member of the US women’s national softball team, who is currently a member of the broadcast team of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. She shares her story with the show from her childhood to her successful career in broadcasting. Jessica discusses career challenges, and how to get out of your comfort zone and build confidence. Get inspired to be unique and stand out as you pursue your dreams.

Jan 30, 2019

With a new year upon us, it's a great time to help our kids make financial resolutions. What is a financial resolution, and how can kids be successful at making them? The Money JAR team discusses being a role model to your kids and keeping your own financial resolutions. We share tips and tricks for saving, breaking financial resolutions into achievable parts and how to make money management into a fun-filled family activity.

To see more on this topic, check out this article: https://wiki.debtcc.com/personal-finance/how-to-teach-your-kids-to-make-financial-resolutions-and-keep-them.html

Jan 7, 2019

What is a challenge you face every day and what is a solution to that? Ashley Lin, founder and CEO of Summer App, constantly thinks like an entrepreneur and about how she can make people’s lives better. Ashley shares her motivations, her passion, and what she's learned from experiencing entrepreneurship in a global environment. We discuss the practical tips for how teens can learn about entrepreneurship and build successful businesses.

Dec 17, 2018

Student expression at school can be a huge benefit to the community. In this episode, we hear from Cedric, a high school student who shares what it takes to advocate for yourself and your peers and help make a difference. Cedric talks about his experience as a student representative and working with the school board. He also shares the challenge of taking in multiple perspectives in solving controversial school issues.

Nov 26, 2018

More than half of parents let their kids use credit cards and nearly half of them regret it. 

In this episode, the Money JAR team talks about the pros and cons of kids having credit cards. Todd, Evan, and Alex consider a T. Rowe Price study that shows the prevalence of kids from ages 8 to 14 in using credit cards, a trend which is on the rise.

Read the full article on Moneyish.

Nov 12, 2018

Esports has seen massive growth in popularity in the past two years, both inside of its community and outside. 46 million people watched the League of Legends championship last year, and the 2017 World Championship in Poland had 173,000 live attendees, 100,000 more than the Superbowl. With this growth in audience, more students are looking into Esports as a path to education. Today, the Money JAR team speaks with semi-professional Esports athlete Parker Thompson about how video games can lead to money for college through tournament winnings, sponsorships and contracts, and the realities of being an Esports athlete. Parker focuses on Shadowverse, a digital Collectable Card Game, and is a Sophomore at BYU.

Click here to learn more about Shadowverse
 

Click here to find Esports tournaments near you

Find Esports scholarships:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/athletic-ability/esports

https://www.tun.com/blog/esports-scholarships-for-gamers/

Oct 29, 2018

Did you know that there is a difference between a scholarship and a grant, and that difference can affect the money you receive from your chosen school? Today, the Money JAR team talks with Beatrice Schultz of Westface College Planning to discuss an important topic on every college bound student and parents’ mind: how to pay for college. We tackle strategies, available grants and some common misconceptions about the college planning experience. There are a lot of great resources, so please check out our website for more information and links to the resources discussed in the episode!

Oct 8, 2018

How can students become community leaders? This episode’s guest tells us how to build relationships and how true joy and meaning comes from serving others. He shares why it is important for young
people to become servant leaders and how to learn important character traits.

John Norlin is the Program Administrator for Student Leadership & Community Involvement for the Sumner School District, a Servant Leadership trainer, and motivational speaker. John is the co-founder of
Character Strong, an organization that provides curricula and trainings for schools internationally. They help educators infuse character and social-emotional learning into the daily fabric of any classroom.
Learn more about Character Strong at https://www.characterstrong.com/.
Facebook @getcharacterstrong https://www.facebook.com/getcharacterstrong/

Sep 24, 2018

In this episode, author John Lanza shares important advice about allowances and how to raise money-smart kids. John shares stories from raising his daughters and helping them learn to save, share and spend money wisely. We discuss important considerations related to allowances, chores and money messages.

John Lanza is the creator of The Money Mammals financial literacy program and author of the Dr. Toy Award-winning “Share & Save & Spend Smart” picture book trilogy, and has more than a decade of experience in the money-smart movement. Learn more about John and his work at https://theartofallowance.com/.

https://www.themoneymammals.com/aboutus/

Facebook and Twitter: @themoneymammals

https://www.linkedin.com/company/themoneymammals/

Sep 7, 2018

Have you ever looked at a building like the Shard in London and been in awe of the absolute dedication it took to make it happen? In this episode, we speak one of the structural engineers that made it happen. The amazing Roma Agrawal (author, engineer, TV personality, STEM advocate, professional podcast guest) talks about how she utilizes her multicultural upbringing in her career, what it was like being a part of the team that built the tallest building in the Europe, and her advice to students that want to have a cool career in engineering.

For more information about Roma, visit her website:

http://www.romatheengineer.com/

Follow Roma on Twitter: @RomatheEngineer

Check out Todd’s Book “How to Succeed as an Engineer”

 

Aug 24, 2018

In this episode, psychology professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek shares science behind success and the role of play in raising successful children. Kathy presents emerging research about the importance of play in learning and development. We discuss what success means and tips for parents in helping their kids become brilliant.

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is a psychology professor at Temple University and co-author of "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children". Learn more about Kathy at her official website at https://kathyhirshpasek.com/.

Aug 10, 2018

In this episode, we discuss seven tips for success in the workplace. We discuss communication, deadlines, relationships, problem-solving and more. These solutions can help you prepare for the workplace and become a dream employee.

Jul 13, 2018

In this episode we talk with a business leader who is providing internship experiences and from a teen who has benefited from it. Graduating high school senior Greta tells how her internship at an architecture firm has inspired her and influenced her career aspirations. Casey Wyckoff, owner of LSW Architects and Chairman of the Board for the Columbia River Economic Development Council, provides advice for young people as they prepare for the world of work. We discuss career skills and why it is important to have hands-on learning experiences.

Jun 15, 2018

In this episode, millennial personal finance expert and author Erin Lowry shares her practical personal finance tips. Hear her story about surviving on $23,000 a year in New York City, avoiding debt and setting up for financial success. Erin shares clever tips and sage advice on how to get your financial life together.

Learn more about Erin at https://brokemillennial.com/.

Jun 1, 2018

In this episode we explore the field of law and learn how it can be a cool career. What training is needed? What are the types of work you can do? Collaborative and Family Lawyer Nancy Retsinas shares the good and the bad and her advice for aspiring lawyers.

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