In this rerun episode of the Money JAR, Jessica Jackley shares her inspiring work on social justice and financial inclusion as the co-founder of the world’s first peer-to-peer micro-lending website, Kiva. Todd and Evan hear Jessica’s advice for entrepreneurs and the story of how her experiences led her to fight poverty. Her compassion and people-centric approach to entrepreneurship have helped improved the lives of millions of people.
This rerun episode of the Money JAR features Cody Coleman, who found his passion and worked hard. Psychologist and author Angela Duckworth describes Cody as a “paragon of grit.” He overcame significant barriers through mentorship, courage and grit. Cody has used the power of passion and perseverance to discover success – he now holds two degrees from MIT and is a PhD Candidate at Stanford University. Todd and Evan hear his story of achievement through resilience through perseverance.
In this rerun episode of the Money JAR, gratitude takes center stage. We interview psychology professor Thomas Gilovich, who discusses the headwinds/tailwinds asymmetry and his research. He talks with Todd and Evan about how gratitude is so important and what that means for young people.
Todd Yuzuriha has been a co-host on the Money JAR for eight years, and he is leaving the show with an incredible number of episodes and hours of advice for parents and young people. Mindy interviews Todd about his experiences during the course of the show, including the story of how he joined the Money JAR back in 2012 when the podcast was just beginning production. Todd also talks about his favorite episodes, the lessons he has learned along the way, and what he wants his legacy to be with the show.
The Money JAR will be taking a short break to adjust the format of our show with Mindy as the host. Please bear with us during this time of transition! We will return with some creative new ideas for episodes as we continue to deliver lessons about family, money, entrepreneurship, work, and life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many kids start businesses. Most of them are lemonade stands or lawn care, something that keeps them occupied for a day or during the summer. Some, on the other hand, start something big and can help shape and define their lives. As parents, it may take some support to help your child succeed the world of business. On this episode, the Money JAR team talks with Gabby Goodwin, the CEO of GaBBY Bows, and her mother, Rozalynn, about how Gabby started her business and how parents can support the entrepreneurial spirit in their kids.
You can find GaBBY Bows on twitter @GaBBYBows, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/therealgabbybows/, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gabbybows/.
You can learn more about the products that Gabby sells at https://gabbybows.com/.
Allowances are complicated for parents. What is the appropriate amount to give your child? Should allowance be tied to anything, like chores or grades? We tackle allowances with special guest Will Carmichael, CEO of RoosterMoney. The group talks about when and how much parents are actually giving their children, activities that net the most allowance money for kids, and how kids typically spend their allowance. This episode provides great tips and tools for parents to manage their kids’ allowances.
Learn about RoosterMoney here: https://www.roostermoney.com/us/
RoosterMoney is on Twitter @rooster_money and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/roostermoney/
Check out the Kids Allowance Report here: https://www.roostermoney.com/us/kids-allowance-report-us/
More and more we are living in a cashless society. In this episode, hosts Todd and Evan discuss trends in teaching money management to kids. They interview Gregg Murset, CEO of BusyKid, a money app that helps parents teach their kids how to manage their allowance. His company provides a platform for parents to electronically deposit an allowance based on completing chores. Gregg discusses how kids can learn about invisible money, and learn the value of money and work ethic from their parents. Gregg is the father of six and a Certified Financial Planner. He was honored with the National Financial Educators Council’s Financial Education Instructor of the Year award in 2014.
Where is a child’s place in making family money decisions? How do we involve kids with how much we spend on them? Todd and Evan answer these questions this week with the help of Jayne Pearl, a journalist and author of the Kids and Money book series. She shares some creative methods to address budget decisions around clothes, groceries, and back-to-school shopping, and where to draw financial boundaries. She also introduces us to the terms “cost of cool” and “affluenza.”
How does one’s personality merge with their money habits? How can identifying this relationship help both kids and adults make better financial decisions and build stronger relationships? This week Todd and Evan tackle these questions with the help of “The Money Couple.” Also this week is a new segment of the Kids Two Cents!