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 professional soccer player Tyler Lussi. Student interviewer Mya Brazile asks about Tyler'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 the JAORSWWA website.
"Money can't buy happiness" is a common idiom, but how true is it? Todd and Mindy spoke with behavioral scientist Dr. Ashley Whillans about her understanding of what can bring people happiness, especially during a time when social distancing is the norm. She shares her thoughts on finding happiness and fulfillment, and on the value of money and time. Ashley discusses the importance of prioritizing connections and how the pandemic has led people to a deeper understanding of what really matters in life.