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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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Jul 24, 2014

It’s summertime and families across the country are in vacation mode. Whether it’s a weekend roadtrip or a tour around the world, family vacations don’t have to break the bank. On today’s episode of The Money JAR, we hear from two travel experts, Karen Dawkins of Family Travel on a Budget and Alyson Long of World Travel Family.

Jul 10, 2014

Summer is in full swing, but the new school year will be here before you know it. If you or someone you know has high school students who may be thinking ahead to college, this episode of The Money JAR is for you.

Jun 26, 2014

Do you know the average cost of a wedding? Raising a baby during the first year of life? What about the average cost of school supplies? On today’s episode of the Money JAR, we test the financial knowledge of our hosts and explore the average costs of some of life’s most common expenses.

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Jun 12, 2014

In our country, there is a popular sentiment that going to college immediately following high school is not only the appropriate next step, but a fundamental bridge to securing one’s dream career. That said, is post-secondary education really the single most important determining factor for economic prosperity?

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May 29, 2014

Today’s episode of The Money JAR may have you headed to the nearest grocery store! This week, we interview Erika Welsh and Keeley Tillotson, founders of Wild Friends Foods, a company known for its delicious and unique nut butters. Welsh and Tillotson reminisce about their transformation from college students into contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, recounting their ascent into successful entrepreneurship.

May 15, 2014

These days you can’t Google the words “financial literacy” without coming across the name Dave Ramsey. As a well-known financial columnist, Ramsey is perhaps best known for his compelling rags to riches story and rules for financial independence which he shares with millions of people across the country every day.

Apr 30, 2014

With summer extracurricular activities at the forefront of many families’ dinner conversations this season, and many listeners following up with us about valuable post-June endeavors for their middle school students, we bring you our second episode on the not-so-ordinary summer camp experience.

Apr 17, 2014

Dubbed America’s Cheapest Family by the national media, Steve and Annette Economides share their story with the Money JAR audience on how they raised five financially responsible kids.

Apr 3, 2014

Why are women under represented in the Technology fields? Is is something that parents can help encourage their daughters study in school? Does the responsibility lie more on the companies themselves? Money Jar explores both these questions today as we interview two guests; Janice Levenhagen-Seeley of ChickTech.org and Lydia Dishman, a contributing journalist for Forbes.com.

Mar 20, 2014

How do you inspire young kids to get excited about earning your own way and getting what you want by working hard? Our guest this week answers this question through the eyes of his acclaimed children book series.

Mar 6, 2014

Have you ever met someone with a really cool career and wondered, "How do I do that?" Today on The Money JAR, we attempt to answer those questions and more with two dynamic guests: Janet Hwu, Production Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Dom Bianchi, Director for the Fox TV Animated Series Family Guy.

Feb 20, 2014

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a Crime Scene Investigator or a Level 3 Neonatal Nurse? This week on The Money JAR we explore a new resource dedicated to helping students learn more about their ideal career.

Feb 6, 2014

On today's episode, we focus on integrating financial literacy education into the current school curriculum. Our guest, Gene Natali, is Senior Vice President of the Pittsburgh based investment company C.S. McKee and co-author of the award winning book The Missing Semester.

Jan 23, 2014

Join us for a special episode of The Money JAR this week as we talk to Junior Achievement alumna, Amy Bonilla. Host Todd Yuzihura goes in-depth with this amazing story of how she overcame personal struggles early on to pursue her own successful path.

Jan 9, 2014

On part two of our Entrepreneurs series, hosts Todd and Evan speak with Amber Goodenough, founder of fourfour media and The OnRamp.

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