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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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Now displaying: 2019
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.

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