Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington held a career speaker series during the spring this year, with hundreds of students joining the Lunch with Leaders program. Volunteer guest speakers brought inspiration to hundreds of students by sharing about their career, work, and education experience. The moderated discussions held via video conference helped students learn about what attitudes and characteristics it takes to succeed and about different career paths and leadership journeys. This week, the Money JAR is sharing an edited version of the interview with entrepreneur Ana Chaud, the founder of Garden Bar restaurant. Student interviewer Mia Kane asks about Ana's life and path to success. The full video of this interview, including a moderated Q&A session with students who attended the event, is available on www.jaorswwa.org.
Todd and Mindy spoke with an expert on the job search process—Mac Prichard. In addition to running a nonprofit communications advising firm, Mac also started the Pacific Northwest-specific job board Mac's List. In this interview, he shares some great tips for informational interviews and job searching. Our Money JAR hosts and Mac all share their first job experiences and how those jobs contributed to the careers they pursued later in life.
The school year is coming to a close and families are looking at an unprecedented summer as we navigate a global pandemic, cancelled summer camps, and limited summer plans. Todd and Mindy chat about the opportunities that parents have to encourage their kids to engage in different kinds of communication with friends and family over the summer while managing social distancing. We also share some educational resources from Junior Achievement, including our area's Lunch with Leaders program!
This week on the Money JAR, we catch up with Todd's physical therapist, Dr. John Zdor, to hear about this ever-growing career field and how kids can get a head start in learning if physical therapy is something they want to pursue. John also has a few tips for practicing physical therapy at home!
People can have wide-ranging interests and tons of exciting hobbies, but what makes them switch from exploring one educational path or career track to another? How can you support a student making that switch? Todd spoke with Jennifer Widom, Dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford University, about her switch from studying music to studying computer science and how she has cultivated a love of learning throughout her life.
April is Financial Literacy Month, which makes it a great time to talk with your kids about personal finance. Todd and Mindy spoke with finance expert Kelly Takahashi about the ways to manage personal finances and debt, and how to help kids leverage loans and make responsible choices about their financial futures.
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Is it something that children are born with, or can the creativity and determination it takes to start a business be taught? The CEO of Junior Achievement Worldwide, Asheesh Advani, shares his experience of receiving encouragement and mentorship, and how it led him to his belief that everyone has the potential to be an entrepreneur.
Schools and group activities are currently on hold to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. While this is a serious time on a global scale, it can also be viewed as an opportunity for families to connect. This is a great time to engage with your children and discuss their future plans, and Todd and Mindy have some suggestions about how to encourage interpersonal connections beyond technology while practicing social distancing.
In the midst of Women's History Month, Todd and Mindy discuss the power of female storytelling with Ali Edwards, who began her storytelling journey with scrapbooking and now encourages people to tell stories through all kinds of media (digital, print, photography, and more). They address imposter syndrome, encouraging stories in an increasingly digital age, and feeling confident in your own story.
Protecting your identity is important to keep your money in your bank account and make sure your credit score isn't compromised. With our guest, Hugh Norton from Visa, we address how to talk about identity protection strategies with your kids to make sure their debit account and credit score are both safe.
The concept of a personal brand is growing more and more important as social media gains prominence in our lives, but how do you ensure that your online presence remains authentic and kind? Todd interviews co-host Mindy about the techniques she teaches her students for building a personal brand that you want to be known for and how to be mindful of your reputation online.
After seven years of co-hosting The Money JAR, Evan Wilson is leaving the show, but he is also leaving behind an incredible backlog of episodes and insights on how to address financial topics with kids, the value of young entrepreneurship, and the many ways that kids can prepare to enter the job market. Co-host Todd Yuzuriha and producer Alex Ward interview Evan to discover what The Money JAR has taught him and what lessons he has taken into his own life and parenting.
We also introduce a new co-host, Mindy Lockard, who has served in the past as a guest expert (#141: The Importance of Workplace Etiquette). She discusses future episode ideas and brings her expertise in work-readiness and entrepreneurship, as well as her perspective as a woman and a parent of two teenage girls, to launch a new era of The Money JAR.
As you rack your brain around what types of presents to give your kids during the holidays, what is your family’s philosophy around monetary gifts? Join our hosts and guest expert Rudy DeFelice as they discuss how an influx of cash during holidays can create an excellent learning vignette for your child. In addition, once that gift has been received, DeFelice details some alternative uses for newfound currency (other than spending or saving), including a methodology he uses within his own family called "the price of asking."
Dan LaSalle started a financial literacy program in Olney Charter School, a low-income Philadelphia school where all students receive free lunches and few receive allowances. Hear more about the ways he has motivated kids to learn about finance, such as getting them jobs to earn money of their own.
A survey from COUNTRY Financial found that, while parents are the most common source of financial advice for children, parents themselves are very uncomfortable with informing their children about financial choices.
Guest Richard A. Lucas from COUNTRY Financial offers some suggestions of ways parents can feel more confident about advising their children, and what resources are out there for young people who want to research financial concepts for themselves.
Kids often ask for a pet without realizing how much work it will be to take care of an animal. However, pets also bring companionship, love, trust, and joy to their families. Guest Dr. Pia Salk discusses how wonderful pet-ownership can be, and also addresses important factors to consider before agreeing to get a pet.
Dr. Pia Salk is an animal advocate and spokesperson for Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website.
As you know, getting started investing at an early age can really help lead to financial success. Today we continue with Part 2 of our series on the very basics of how to get started.
Guest: Andrew Hallam, author of Millionaire Teacher: The
Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
If you have dreams of starting a company, how do you do it? Today we hear from someone that started their own social media company, and what advice you can learn from that.
Steve Garrity is the founder of Hearsay Social
A subject near and dear to our heart is teaching kids about money. We want kids to save and invest, so let's dive into investing with some plain language and clear advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.