I’m brand new to NAIWE.  I joined at the invitation of Janice Campbell.

Janice and I were virtual friends before we met face to face in 2009 at the Home Educators Association of Virginia convention.

By way of introduction, here is my biography:

Carol Topp, CPA ( is an accountant specializing in tax preparation, small/micro business accounting, and nonprofit accounting.

She is the is the author several books including Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out, Micro Business for Teenagers and Information in a Nutshell: Business Taxes and Tips for Authors and Publishers and, as contributing author, Home Work: Juggling Home, Work and School Without Losing Your Balance. She has also published several magazine articles in The Old Schoolhouse, Home Education, Homeschool Enrichment magazines and the National Association of Tax Professionals TaxPro.

Carol is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs Speakers Bureau and the Old Schoolhouse Speakers Bureau and has presented numerous workshops on money management, business start up, taxes, budgeting and homeschooling to various community, church and homeschool organizations.

Carol was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Engineering. She worked ten years for the US Navy as a cost analyst before staying home with her two daughters. While being a stay-at-home mom, Carol took accounting classes via distance learning. In 2000 Carol received her CPA license and opened her own practice.

Carol lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and has two daughters, one in college and one finishing homeschool high school.

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