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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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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.

Dec 26, 2013

This week on The Money Jar, Todd and Evan speak with Bizinate founder Rudy DeFelice to discuss how an influx of cash at the holidays or birthdays can be a great learning opportunity.

Dec 12, 2013

On this week’s episode of The Money JAR , part one of a two-part series on entrepreneurship, hosts Todd and Evan speak with Stanford University entrepreneur Anshul Samar, founder of the chemistry card game Elementeo.

Nov 27, 2013

This week on The Money JAR: Internships Pt. 2, hosts Todd and Evan talk more in-depth about the practical aspects of getting an internship and making the most of the experience.

Nov 14, 2013

On today's show Todd and Evan chat with Harriette Cole - life stylist, best-selling author, and contributor to NBC's Today Show. She discusses her first internship, what young people should expect during an internship interview and why she thinks internships are so important to starting one's career path.

Oct 31, 2013

Whether it's from the supermarket, the farmer's market or from a restaurant, facing the cost of food is a daily challenge for many. This week on The Money JAR, our hosts speak with popular food bloggers Mary Anne Rittenhouse and Beth Moncel as they focus on recipes, tips and tricks to helping young adults and families get a handle their household food budget.

Oct 17, 2013

Establishing credit can be a daunting experience…especially teens and their parents. Entrepreneur Devin Thorpe joins us to discuss making it easier.

Aug 7, 2013

Tune in to this week's episode as our hosts interview Bob Schwartz, Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty member and co-author of the Pathways to Prosperity report, as they discuss the importance of technical skills in future career attainment.

Jul 3, 2013

Do you have a child who spends their money before they even get it? Tune into this week's episode, as Evan and Todd chat with Ismat Mangla, staff writer for Money Magazine, as she shares her best picks for educational money apps for kids.

Jun 26, 2013

Knowing how to be financially responsible is arguably one of the most important skills an adult can have. Often, the financial decisions that a young person makes early on will determine their quality of life for decades to come. So what can be done to hone economic savvy at an early age? Tune in as our hosts explore Junior Achievement's new state-of-the-art mobile financial literacy program for teens, JA Finance Park!

Jun 19, 2013

Encourage your kids to listen in as we interview a successful Sock Mogul, a City Mayor, a Financial Adviser, and a Neurologist as they describe the pros and cons of their jobs, as well as what skills younger people should focus on to get where they're at.

Jun 12, 2013

Being adept at networking is arguably one of the single most important success factors in attaining the job you want. As such, what and when should we be teaching our children about this very common practice?

Jun 6, 2013

With the goal of this podcast being to educate kids and parents about finance and careers in the hopes of becoming successful, we decided to focus this week's episode on what success really is.

May 29, 2013

Beyond conveying the seriousness of this new-found personal responsibility to your children, how does your family plan to handle the financial impact of having a new young driver in your home? Tune in as our hosts interview guest Steve Isaak as he shares his best practices around preparing kids for the economic implications of car ownership.

May 22, 2013

With as dry and elusive as the topic can be, how do you broach the subject of insurance with your kids? Should you choose liability or comprehensive coverage for your child’s first car? What about special insurance for families with kids? Listen in as our hosts interview Jessi Howe, Financial Adviser with Silver Oak Advisory Group, who offers up her take on sharing the importance of insurance with your kids.

May 15, 2013

How soon should we be educating our children about the mechanics of banking, and what are the advantages of teaching kids about maintaining a bank account at a young age? Listen in as our hosts interview bank manager Damon Philpot and discuss when and how best to talk to your kids about banking.

May 8, 2013

We bring you our second episode on the not-so-ordinary summer camp experience. Listen in as hosts Evan and Todd talk with Junior Achievement (JA) of Oregon and SW Washington’s VP of Programs, Barbara Smith, about their unique, experiential program for kids, JA BizTown Summer Camp!

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