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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Student expression at school can be a huge benefit to the community. In this episode, we hear from Cedric, a high school student who shares what it takes to advocate for yourself and your peers and help make a difference. Cedric talks about his experience as a student representative and working with the school board. He also shares the challenge of taking in multiple perspectives in solving controversial school issues.
More than half of parents let their kids use credit cards and nearly half of them regret it.
In this episode, the Money JAR team talks about the pros and cons of kids having credit cards. Todd, Evan, and Alex consider a T. Rowe Price study that shows the prevalence of kids from ages 8 to 14 in using credit cards, a trend which is on the rise.
Read the full article on Moneyish.
Esports has seen massive growth in popularity in the past two years, both inside of its community and outside. 46 million people watched the League of Legends championship last year, and the 2017 World Championship in Poland had 173,000 live attendees, 100,000 more than the Superbowl. With this growth in audience, more students are looking into Esports as a path to education. Today, the Money JAR team speaks with semi-professional Esports athlete Parker Thompson about how video games can lead to money for college through tournament winnings, sponsorships and contracts, and the realities of being an Esports athlete. Parker focuses on Shadowverse, a digital Collectable Card Game, and is a Sophomore at BYU.
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Did you know that there is a difference between a scholarship and a grant, and that difference can affect the money you receive from your chosen school? Today, the Money JAR team talks with Beatrice Schultz of Westface College Planning to discuss an important topic on every college bound student and parents’ mind: how to pay for college. We tackle strategies, available grants and some common misconceptions about the college planning experience. There are a lot of great resources, so please check out our website for more information and links to the resources discussed in the episode!
How can students become community leaders? This episode’s guest tells us how to build relationships and how true joy and meaning comes from serving others. He shares why it is important for young
people to become servant leaders and how to learn important character traits.
John Norlin is the Program Administrator for Student Leadership & Community Involvement for the Sumner School District, a Servant Leadership trainer, and motivational speaker. John is the co-founder of
Character Strong, an organization that provides curricula and trainings for schools internationally. They help educators infuse character and social-emotional learning into the daily fabric of any classroom.
Learn more about Character Strong at https://www.characterstrong.com/.
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In this episode, author John Lanza shares important advice about allowances and how to raise money-smart kids. John shares stories from raising his daughters and helping them learn to save, share and spend money wisely. We discuss important considerations related to allowances, chores and money messages.
John Lanza is the creator of The Money Mammals financial literacy program and author of the Dr. Toy Award-winning “Share & Save & Spend Smart” picture book trilogy, and has more than a decade of experience in the money-smart movement. Learn more about John and his work at https://theartofallowance.com/.
Facebook and Twitter: @themoneymammals
Have you ever looked at a building like the Shard in London and been in awe of the absolute dedication it took to make it happen? In this episode, we speak one of the structural engineers that made it happen. The amazing Roma Agrawal (author, engineer, TV personality, STEM advocate, professional podcast guest) talks about how she utilizes her multicultural upbringing in her career, what it was like being a part of the team that built the tallest building in the Europe, and her advice to students that want to have a cool career in engineering.
For more information about Roma, visit her website:
Follow Roma on Twitter: @RomatheEngineer
Check out Todd’s Book “How to Succeed as an Engineer”
In this episode, psychology professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek shares science behind success and the role of play in raising successful children. Kathy presents emerging research about the importance of play in learning and development. We discuss what success means and tips for parents in helping their kids become brilliant.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is a psychology professor at Temple University and co-author of "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children". Learn more about Kathy at her official website at https://kathyhirshpasek.com/.