Welcome to The Money JAR, a podcast for youth leaders about money, careers and innovation. Co-hosts Mindy Lockard and Rishika Vinnakota pair their unique perspectives with a mild dose of humor as they attempt to demystify the common challenges that Gen Z and all families face while trying to learn about the economics of life. The Money JAR serves as a resource for young people who are curious about steps they can take to plan for their future success. Invest in your future!
#173: Summer Jobs - Resumes and Interview Prep
Last week, we encouraged students to start their search for a summer job or internship. This week, we have tips for how to show off your best self to potential employers on paper and in an interview. Mindy and Rishika spoke with career counseling expert Linda Favero about crafting a resume that highlights how awesome, unique, and valuable you are. Linda also talks about how to prepare for an interview, from doing your research ahead of time to sending a follow up afterward.
#172: Summer Jobs - Finding What You Want
Summer is right around the corner, and for many folks who are in high school, this is a great time to start thinking about a summer job or internship! The process of getting a summer job can seem daunting, especially if it's your first job, but we found some great experts to give advice on each step in the hiring process.
This week, Mindy and Rishika spoke with the President of Junior Achievement of Northern California, Cristene Burr, who is one of Rishika's mentors! Cristene discusses how to find the kind of summer job you will want to do, and how to build or share your relevant experience. She shares networking tips as well as job search suggestions for teens to try.
#171: Intro to FinTech as a Teen
Financial technology, or fintech, is a growing market for delivering financial services in an increasingly digital-focused age. Rishika and Mindy are excited to learn about what possibilities fintech holds for young people who want to gain greater financial literacy. Hear from UX designer and financial advisor LaToya Westbrooks about her path to working in the fintech world and how to explore fintech, personal finance, and investing safely.
#170: Intro to Stocks and Investing as a Teen
The stock market is often in the news, but what does it mean when it's up or it's down? What does it mean to invest? Can you invest when you're under 18? Should you invest young? Rishika and Mindy came to stock analyst Jason Moser with a lot of questions about how to understand the stock market and investments when you're a young person, and he had great answers about taking charge of your financial future and feeling a sense of ownership about the businesses you shop or eat at in your own life. Jason also explains some key stock market and investment terms and shares pathways to investing young.
#169: Handling Conflicts and Arguments
Disagreements, arguments, and conflict are a part of the human experience. There are ways to disagree productively, though, and it shouldn't have to be a source of anxiety to bring up a problem in the workplace or at home. Rishika and Mindy speak with negotiation and conflict resolution specialist Dr. Joshua Weiss about how to have a constructive argument with people who have different views from your own, whether it's your parents or your supervisor.
#168: Welcome Rishika!
The Money JAR is taking a new direction! We're still going to be a resource for conversations about money, work, education, and personal life planning, but we want to get a new perspective on the world. The Money JAR is excited to welcome our new student co-host, Rishika Vinnakota! Rishika will bring questions that Gen Z has right now as they prepare for their futures. Get to know a bit more about her and what she's looking forward to talking about with Mindy, what interests her, and what kind of guest experts she's looking forward to speaking with in future episodes.
Keep up the good work guys and thanks again for having me on!
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I love listening to the Money JAR while I'm in the car. Even though I don't have kids yet, I find the information incredible helpful for my own life. I wish I would have had something like this when I was younger! The hosts are fun to listen to and the experts have a lot of great information to share. I would definitely recommend this to show to all of my friends!