The podcast to help homeschool leaders is back!

HomeschoolCPA
The Podcast to Help Homeschool Leaders is Back!

Carol Topp, CPA, the HomeschoolCPA took a break from podcasting, but now she’s back with a different format. The podcast will be focused on helping homeschool leaders and businesses run their programs legally and successfully. The podcast episodes will be shorter–15 or 20 minutes max and will air weekly.

Visit Carol’s website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURED SERVICE from HomeschoolCPA:

  • Is your homeschool teacher an employee or independent contractor?
  • Should your homeschool co-op director be paid as an employee?
  • How hard is it to set up a payroll system?
  • What happens if my homeschool group misclassifies a worker? Are their penalties?

Worker classification can be a confusing topic.

My book Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization can help clear a lot of confusion, but perhaps you want to discuss your particular situation in a private, individual phone consultation.

I offer phone consultations to help you determine if your homeschool organization’s workers are employee or independent contractors. The phone call will be followed up with an email containing a fact-based determination and information to help you take the next steps.

Click Here to request more information!

 

 

 

 

HIRL 99 – Money and Hopeshifting

Part 3 in the Financial Fear Series – Fletch and Kendra talk about their favorite topic: Hopeshifting.

Affording College – HIRL Episode 98

HIRL-Episode-98Part two of our series on financial fear, Affording College hits the topics we’re all nervous about if we have a student who is eyeing a college career: How do we help them pay for four years of schooling? What things can we do to assist with the application process? And finally, should every kid even go to college?

Fletch and Kendra speak from their own experiences with their oldest 4 college-bound students and offer ideas about how to think beyond writing a check or taking on massive student loan debt.


EPISODE TIMELINE
:51 Fluff Time (Big Dinners, Hard Week, Fighting over Capn’ Crunch)
8:46 Part 1 – Using CLEP Tests
24:15 Part 2 – Working during college, Taking a Gap Year
34:50 Part 3 – Should parents pay for college? Should every kid go to college?
40:00
 Wrapping up the show, What’s Coming up next?


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

CLEP Testing Grand Canyon University
Betty the Surf Dog – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
Can Your Homeschooler Go To College – Episode 27

Music clips used on this episode:
None


SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:

  1. Follow this link to our iTunes page.
  2. IMPORTANT STEP: Under our big red HomeschoolingIRL logo, just click on View in iTunes
  3. The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.
  4. FIRST – Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.
  5. NEXT – Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).
  6. Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

  1. You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.
  2. You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for “HomeschoolingIRL” and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.

BECOME A PATRON AND SUPPORT HomeschoolingIRL

Hey HIRLers! Do you enjoy what we have created on the podcast? Have you ever wondered what you could do to help us continue to make great shows? Just like the great artists of the past, in order to provide great shows, we need patrons to financially support our creative efforts.

Please consider becoming a patron and supporting Homeschooling In Real Life? 

Follow this link and head over to Patreon.com and show your support of our show!
Thank you!

HIRLPatreonSupport


ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS:

Please visit our coffee sponsor: Caroline’s Coffee for 10% off any order.


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Check out these cool HomeschoolingIRL Coffee Tumblers from HIRLer Cyndi Newman

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LISTEN HERE

Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press the PLAY button below.


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades.

HIRL 98 – Paying for College

Part 2 in the Financial Fear Series – Fletch and Kendra talk about paying for college.

The Homeschool Budget – HIRL Episode 97

Free homeschool podcast about budgeting finances for homeschooling.The Homeschool Budget is part one of a series of three podcast episodes dealing with the topic of financial fear.

With a family of 8 kids, Fletch and Kendra know that homeschooling can get expensive. On this episode, they share tips and tricks they have used over the years to save money and homeschool well within a budget.

Along the way, they talk about homeschooling within and out of the charter school system.


EPISODE TIMELINE
:51 Fluff Time (Hollywood, Head Shots, Whip and Nae Nae)
9:34 Part 1 – Old homeschooler advice for new homeschoolers
20:00 Part 2 – Suggestions to homeschool in budget
35:30 Part 3 – Charter schools
45:50
 Wrapping up the show, What’s Coming up next?


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

The Wired Homeschool – Homeschooling with Netflix
M.I.T. iTunes University
KHAN Academy
HOOPLA – Free audio/video through the local library
Homeschool Creations
Betty The Surf Dog Twitter Feed – Home of Betty the Surf Dog
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Previous Episodes Mentioned:

Music clips used on this episode:
Watch Me – Buy it on iTunes Here


SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:

  1. Follow this link to our iTunes page.
  2. IMPORTANT STEP: Under our big red HomeschoolingIRL logo, just click on View in iTunes
  3. The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.
  4. FIRST – Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.
  5. NEXT – Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).
  6. Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

  1. You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.
  2. You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for “HomeschoolingIRL” and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.

BECOME A PATRON AND SUPPORT HomeschoolingIRL

Hey HIRLers! Do you enjoy what we have created on the podcast? Have you ever wondered what you could do to help us continue to make great shows? Just like the great artists of the past, in order to provide great shows, we need patrons to financially support our creative efforts.

Please consider becoming a patron and supporting Homeschooling In Real Life? 

Follow this link and head over to Patreon.com and show your support of our show!
Thank you!

HIRLPatreonSupport


ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS:

Please visit our coffee sponsor: Caroline’s Coffee for 10% off any order.


C_Logo_2012


Check out these cool HomeschoolingIRL Coffee Tumblers from HIRLer Cyndi Newman

HomeschoolingIRL_mugs


LISTEN HERE

Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press the PLAY button below.


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades

Financial Strain – HIRL Episode 75

Free homeschool podcast about holiday finances.For the next few weeks, we are producing a mini-series of episodes called: Surviving the Holidays. On this first episode, we are focusing on the financial strain the holidays can cause. How do we look at our holiday spending in light of the gospel? How do we communicate as a family the importance of the holiday in light of the abundance displayed by our culture? And most importantly, how do we participate and celebrate in commerce and gift-buying without shifting our hope?

Join Fletch and Kendra as they sit down with friend and financial planner, Bill Kenoyer, for a discussion about living a gospel-centered life in the midst of the holidays. Don’t miss it!


EPISODE TIMELINE
2:40 – Introduction
8:25 – Budget your money, your time, and your list
24:36 – Finding the gospel and hopeshifting during the holidays
37:07 – Concluding thoughts


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey
Prodigal God by Tim Keller

Music clips used on this episode:
Money, Money, Money – Mamma Mia Soundtrack – Go buy it on iTunes
Hey, Big Spender – Sweet Charity Soundtrack – Go buy it on iTunes


SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:

  1. Follow this link to our iTunes page.
  2. IMPORTANT STEP: Under our big red HomeschoolingIRL logo, just click on View in iTunes
  3. The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.
  4. FIRST – Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.
  5. NEXT – Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).
  6. Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

  1. You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.
  2. You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for “HomeschoolingIRL” and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.

ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS:

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSOR: HEDUA, PUBLISHERS OF DEAR MAGAZINE

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Please visit our coffee sponsor: Caroline’s Coffee for 10% off any order.


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Check out these cool HomeschoolingIRL Coffee Tumblers from HIRLer Cyndi Newman

HomeschoolingIRL_mugs


LISTEN HERE

Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press play below


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

HomeschoolingIRL 075 – Financial Strain

The first in our pre-2015 holiday series called Surviving Financial Strain.

Can We Afford To Homeschool? – HIRL Episode 62

Free podcast about the finances and budgeting for Christian homeschoolingCan you afford to homeschoool? What if your budget is already at its max, and you feel you’re barely scraping by just to provide the basics for your family?

Join Fletch and Kendra as we sit down with our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network colleague and CPA Carol Topp for a lively and quick discussion of how to make homeschooling work on a small or non-existent budget, the realities and expenses of homeschooling older kids, and the need to examine our hearts when it comes to finances and what God is calling us to do.

 

SHOW NOTES

Give a listen and let us know what works well as you budget for your homeschool year.

Timeline
2:14– Introduction
10:08 – I Can’t Afford To Homeschool
19:11 -Interview with Carol Topp, CPA

Show Notes

HomeschoolCPA

Dollars and Sense podcast, with Carol Topp

Microbusiness for Teens

Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University

 

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Please visit our sponsor: HEDUA, creators of The Well Planned Day Planner

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Please visit our coffee sponsor: Caroline’s Coffee for 10% off any order.


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

HomeschoolingIRL Episode 062 – Can We Afford To Homeschool?

Fletch and Kendra talk about the cost of homeschooling and how it can overwhelm some family budgets.

Launching Your Kid to College – HIRL Episode 25

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Do you have a student whose dream is to head to college? How do you know if she’s ready? Have you imparted everything you wanted to teach him before he heads off to work on a degree, live on campus, and make all of his own choices?

Join Fletch and Kendra on this episode as they drive one of their sons 11 hours away from home to start college at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. They discuss academic preparedness (was homeschooling enough?),  as well as financial, spiritual, and cultural preparedness. Carol Topp, The Homeschool CPA, also joins them to talk about smart ways to launch your kid financially.

Let’s go back to college!

 

Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every two weeks as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

 

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