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Beyond Personal Finance 2019 Gold Sponsor

Charla McKinley, the founder and CEO of Beyond Personal Finance, is a homeschool mom and retired CPA who is passionate about financial literacy. To help teach this critical life skill, she wrote a Game of Life meets Dave Ramsey personal finance/consumer math curriculum to teach teens about the high cost of their choices. Charla has taught her course locally in the Raleigh area since 2014 and now has it available online. It is a fun, eye-opening, interactive experience for your teen.

Discount Code Details at the bottom of this article!

What will they learn?

As parents, we know the devastating impact of financial illiteracy:  bankruptcy, broken marriages, high stress levels.  Let Charla McKinley help you show your students the financial impact of their choices.  Along the way, your children will cover the following subjects:

  • Budgeting
  • Student Loans and Financial Aid
  • Career Choice and Payroll
  • Car Purchase   
  • Home Purchase and Furnishing
  • Marriage, Children, and Divorce   
  • Investments and Retirement Saving   
  • All Types of Insurance

How will they learn it?

The 20-lesson class is a journey through the student’s “life” from graduation to the mid 40s.  Each lesson, the student will learn a financial truth and apply it by making a choice that will impact their personal budget.  They will see their savings rise and fall based on these choices.

We met Charla at a Great Homeschool Convention this year and fell in love with her class. We think it is perfect for high schoolers!! As a matter of fact, I want my kiddos taking this class!  We are so thankful she joined our giveaway this year to bless homeschool families!

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Beyond Personal Finance

Hip Frugal Moms

35% off live or online class.

Discount Code: hhm2019

Website: Beyond Personal Finance

Expires: 09/30/19

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About the author


Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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