It’s Not About Money

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Welcome to It’s Not About Money: The Money Podcast for Intentional Parents

Join us, Charla and Matt McKinley, as we delve into the world of parenting with a financial twist. This podcast is your go-to resource for raising responsible and ready adults, providing insights and actionable advice on money matters and beyond.  Scroll down to listen!  👇🏻


Sneak Peek of Upcoming Podcast Episodes:

  • Spring Cleaning: More Than Chores
    Find out how household tasks can teach your kids about responsibility and hard work. (Teaser of three jobs included!)
  • 28 Essential Skills for Adulting
    A comprehensive four-part series diving into skills every child needs for adulthood. (Preview of several skills from each category!)
  • Five Steps to Maturity
    Understand the key traits essential for adulting and how to nurture them in your child.

About Us:

Charla McKinley is a retired Certified Public Accountant with 25+ years of corporate and private experience. Inspired while homeschooling her children, she created Beyond Personal Finance, an interactive curriculum aimed at showing teens the true costs of adulthood. Now retired from homeschooling, Charla’s focus is on helping teens and their parents prepare for the next season.  Charla’s husband, Matt, has come along for the ride and brings his humor, energy and unique insights.

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Podcast Episodes

Beyond the Screen

Beyond the Screen Episode 7 Summary: “Beyond the Screen:  Money Movies to Spark Discussion” In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, share their family tradition, “Movie Box Monday,” where they use documentaries to create common experiences and thoughtful discussions. Matt discusses the power of storytelling […]

Alone, Not Lonely

Alone Not Lonely Episode 6 Summary: “Alone, Not Lonely:  Nurturing Creativity by Embracing Boredom” In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, delve into the importance of resisting the urge to constantly entertain children and allowing them to experience boredom. Charla shares personal experiences and provides […]

Peaceful Parenting

Peaceful Parenting Episode 5 Summary: “Peaceful Parenting:  10 Battles that Aren’t Worth It” In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, discuss the importance of choosing battles wisely when parenting teens. Charla shares insights on 10 battles with teens that may not be worth the struggle. […]

Responsibility Roadmap

Responsibility Roadmap Episode 4 Summary: “Responsibility Roadmap:  A Guide for Every Stage of Childhood” In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley explore the crucial theme of responsibility in parenting. Charla, the Artisan of Adulting, sheds light on the significance of gradually transitioning responsibilities to prepare kids for adulthood. Segments […]

Beyond the Nest

Beyond the Nest Episode 3 Summary: “Beyond the Nest:  Nurturing Self-Confidence in Kids” In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, delve into the essential topic of self-confidence in children. Charla shares her insights on nurturing self-confidence through meaningful experiences. Segments Helping Someone Different from You: […]

Beyond Chores

Beyond Chores ~ Episode 2 Episode 2 Summary: “Beyond Chores:  Finding the Right Approach to Kid’s Allowance” In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley dive into the nuanced topic of allowance for intentional parenting. Charla shares their journey and the challenges faced in deciding how to approach allowance for […]

The 6 Must-Dos

Episode 1: The 6 Must-Dos to Boost Teen Independence In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, explore the crucial experiences that foster independence and prepare teens for the real world.  Charla shares insights from their son Jack’s journey and presents a list of 6 must-do […]

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