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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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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!

May 1, 2013

What are the benefits of summer jobs for kids? How young is too young? With limited experience, are there other options besides fast food? Listen in as our hosts share their childhood work experiences and engage Dr. Jeylan Mortimer, author of “Working and Growing Up in America”, in a conversation around the pros and cons of early work for youth.

Apr 24, 2013

This week The Money JAR explores non-traditional summer camps that introduce kids and teens to the world of business, money, and entrepreneurship, such as the Young Entrepreneur's Business Week here in Portland.

Apr 15, 2013

Many parents would be simply ecstatic if their children emerged from college unscathed by a mountain of debt.  But imagine if your kids not only evaded the common debilitating financial liability many of their peers will face, but were actually able to amass a significant “nest-egg” just as they embark on their adult lives!

Apr 8, 2013

When parents think about protecting their kids from financial pitfalls, their minds often gravitate to subjects like predatory lending, credit card debt or identity theft. But what about the more subtle hazards presented by entities like online gaming or prepaid debit cards, wherein your child may unwittingly sign up to pay hidden charges or fees?

Apr 2, 2013

Should we incent our children with cash for completing everyday household jobs or should their “free rent” be considered fair enough currency?  Whether you are for, against or ambivalent on the subject of paying kids to do chores, tune in to hear guest author and mother Alisa Weinstein’s captivating and unique solution to this age-old debate.

Mar 18, 2013

This week Todd and Evan welcome Rory Schmick into the studio for a discussion about the economics and realities of sustainable business practices.

Mar 11, 2013

This week The Money JAR examines so-called '21st Century Skills' that have arisen in our school systems as rapidly-evolving technologies become increasingly intertwined with education.

The post The Money JAR Episode #19: 21st Century Skills appeared first on The Money Jar.

Mar 4, 2013

Want to be a sports broadcaster, a firefighter, a nurse, a jewelry designer or a teacher? Learn how in this episode.

The post The Money JAR Episode # 18: Finding Your Dream Job – It’s Career Day! appeared first on The Money Jar.

Feb 25, 2013

This week Todd and Evan join child / family psychotherapist Dr. Fran Walfish to discuss how peer pressure influences our kids both socially and financially. More importantly, Dr. Fran shares tips and methods for parenting through these issues to help kids grow as independent and responsible people.

The post The Money JAR Episode #17 – The Price of Peer Pressure appeared first on The Money Jar.

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