On this week’s episode of The Money JAR , part one of a two-part series on entrepreneurship, hosts Todd and Evan speak with Stanford University entrepreneur Anshul Samar, founder of the chemistry card game Elementeo. Combining his passion for learning and playing board games, Samar began developing Elementeo at the age of 12, and has since grown it into a thriving business which has garnered national acclaim. Samar walks listeners through the idea’s conception and what lessons he’s learned as a young business owner, sharing advice for young people looking to start their own business.
Anshul Samar is Founder and CEO, of Alchemist Empire, Inc. At age 13, Samar launched the Elementeo Chemistry Card Game in an effort to make learning chemistry more fun for students. He is currently a sophomore at Stanford University and is gearing up to introduce the next version of Elementeo.
Work readiness is a core tenant of Junior Achievement’s work and is fundamental to the future success of young people. On this episode of the Money JAR, we focus on internships, which are a great means by which young people can gain work readiness skills and learn more about themselves and their interests. Todd and Evan chat with Harriette Cole, life stylist, best-selling author and contributor to NBC’s Today Show. Harriette started her career as an intern and currently hires interns in her own business (Harriette Cole Media). She reflects on her first internship, then discusses what young people should expect during an internship interview and why she thinks internships are so important to starting one’s career path.
Harriette Cole is a life stylist, best-selling author, and nationally syndicated advice columnist of Sense & Sensitivity. Cole is also a contributor to NBC’s Today Show. Cole has offered media training, leadership training, and etiquette training classes for more than 20 years. She has served as lifestyle editor and fashion director of Essence magazine, founding editorial director of Uptown, editor of American Legacy Woman, and creative director and editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine. Cole recently launched a line of hand-crocheted accessories, 108 Stitches Harriette Cole Collection. She recently penned a new book as well, 108 Stitches: Words We Live By.
We all have to buy food. Whether it’s from the supermarket, the farmers market, or from a restaurant, facing the cost of food is a daily challenge for many. This week on The Money JAR, our hosts speak with popular food bloggers Mary Anne Rittenhouse and Beth Moncel as they focus on recipes, tips and tricks to helping young adults and families get a handle on their household food budget.
For the past 20+ years, Mary Anne Rittenhouse has worked as a professional caterer dishing up everything from haute cuisine to comfort food using a blend of original recipes and re-worked family favorites, courtesy of her mom and “nana.” See more at: feastonthecheap.net
Getting a credit card can be a daunting experience for some people…especially teens and their parents. On this week’s episode, we talk to Producer, Alex Ward about his decision to avoid using credit cards thus far, and its resulting implications. Additionally, our host speaks with Forbes contributing writer and philanthropist, Devin Thorpe, as he discusses the myths surrounding the establishment of credit, and why having a credit card early is important for teens in learning financial responsibility.
Popular guest speaker and author Devin D. Thorpe is a Forbes Contributor who covers social entrepreneurship, impact investing, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. He brings a broad perspective to financial planning, having owned and operated an investment-banking firm, which included an investment advisory business, a mortgage brokerage and having served in a variety of corporate finance positions. http://www.forbes.
In our country, there is a popular sentiment that going to college immediately following high school is not only the appropriate next step, but a fundamental bridge to securing one’s dream career. That said, is post-secondary education really the single most important determining factor for economic prosperity? Tune in to this week’s episode as our hosts interview Bob Schwartz, Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty member and co-author of the Pathways to Prosperity report, as they discuss the importance of technical skills in future career attainment.
Robert Schwartz held a wide variety of leadership positions in education and government before joining the Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty in 1996. In his previous lives, Schwartz served as President of Achieve, Inc., an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization created by governors and corporate leaders to help states improve their schools, and directed the education grantmaking program of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Schwartz has written and spoken widely on topics such as standards-based reform, public-private partnerships, and the transition from high school to adulthood.
Do you have a child who spends their money before they even get it? Are you interested in teaching them about money management or personal finance in a fun and engaging way? Tune into this week’s episode, as Evan and Todd chat with Ismat Mangla, staff writer for Money Magazine, as she shares her best picks for educational money apps for kids.
Knowing how to be financially responsible is arguably one of the most important skills an adult can have. Often, the financial decisions that a young person makes early on will determine their quality of life for decades to come. So what can be done to hone economic savvy at an early age? Tune in as our hosts explore Junior Achievement’s new state-of-the-art mobile financial literacy program for teens, JA Finance Park!
Operating nationally since 1919, and for 64 years in Oregon and SW Washington, Junior Achievement (JA) is a nonprofit organization that partners with schools and businesses to provide business, economics and life-skills programming for youth. Their mission is to ensure that young people are empowered to succeed in a global economy by focusing on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education for K-12 students. As an organization they serve nearly 40,000 local students annually–nearly 4,000 of which will experience JA Finance Park.
Back by popular demand, it’s Career Day! Every kid has a dream of growing up and getting that lucrative, interesting and exciting job, but what does your dream job REALLY entail, and how does someone get that job? Encourage your kids to listen in as we interview a successful Sock Mogul, a City Mayor, a Financial Adviser, and a Neurologist as they describe the pros and cons of their jobs, as well as what skills younger people should focus on to get where they’re at.
Carrie Atkinson is the founder and CEO of Sock It To Me, Tim Leavitt is the Mayor of Vancouver, WA, Lisa Yanase is a Neurologist with Providence Health, and Cam Cheek is a Senior Vice President with The Cheek Group of UBS Financial Services.
While it can be awkward at times, even for grownups, 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? Tune in while our hosts chat with Rob Vaughn, Advertising Director at the Portland Business Journal, as he shares his perspective on the proper etiquette and affiliated benefits of networking.
Rob Vaughn is Advertising Director with the Portland Business Journal. Rob leads a team of sales professionals dedicated to helping businesses connect and grow using Portland Business Journal media platforms. Rob and his wife Erica live in North Portland with their three children and love to travel.