Top 9 Questions Parents Are Asking Me About LAUNCH!

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LAUNCH is now available on Amazon.com. To see the 5-star reviews and order your copy, click here.

 

There’s been an overwhelming, excited response to LAUNCH since it released on January 4th, 2017. Parent response to this book has already exceeded anything I ever thought possible. Whenever there’s a lot of excitement there are also a lot of questions, so here are the top 9 questions parents are asking me — along with my answers.

1. “Our son is only in middle school. Surely we don’t need to be thinking about college yet!”

Let me be blunt here. If you wait until your son’s in 11th grade to start thinking about college, 75% of the best ideas for getting him through college debt-free will be gone.

I can still give you some valuable help if you’re at that point right now, but to get the best possible running start, read the first two chapters of LAUNCH when your kid’s in middle school. (It tells you this right on the front cover of LAUNCH.)

Please tell your friends.

2. “Our daughter is already in college. Will this book still help us?”

If your child is already in college, LAUNCH may save you thousands between now and her college graduation.

Here are four things you may not know.

First, you need to be filling out the FAFSA form every October 1st that you will have a child in college the following fall. This is true even if you make $200,000 per year and are utterly convinced you will never get any help paying for college. College aid is handed out based on a wide variety of constantly shifting and interwoven factors, so if you neglect to fill out the FAFSA form, you may be leaving thousands of dollars on the table. Now, that said, wouldn’t you like to know what to do right before you fill out the FAFSA each October — to make sure you get all the free money you have coming to you? Chapter 20 of LAUNCH clearly explains this.

Second, did you know that there are safe, legal strategies you can use while filling out the FAFSA form to help your child get extra free money for college next year? Wouldn’t you like to know what those strategies are well before this coming October 1st, so you can take full advantage of them? Chapter 22 of LAUNCH will explain them all to you.

Third, did you know that you can approach your daughter’s college financial aid office and request additional help paying her college bills? The timing on this is important, though. Wouldn’t you like to know when to make this “appeal,” and what six things to say as you do so? Chapter 26 of LAUNCH explains exactly what you need to know.

Besides all this — if your daughter doesn’t yet have a career goal in mind for after she graduates for college, you should race straight to chapter 13 of LAUNCH right now. This week. Why? In chapter 13 I’ll help your family to use three well-respected assessments to help your daughter figure out a great-fit career goal based on her natural interests, gifts, Myers Briggs personality type, and top 5 human strengths based on Gallup research. If your daughter’s current college studies aren’t going to get her to an ideal-fit career after college, wouldn’t you like to know that now, before you spend $50,000 more on this college education?

This is important. Tell your friends.

3. “Our daughter is in her 20’s and currently not in college. She’s not sure what she wants to do with her life. Will this book help with that?”

Please read the red paragraph above. Your under-employed daughter needs chapter 13 of LAUNCH 10 times more than the girl described there. Even if your daughter is adverse to the idea of attending four-year college, she will find ideas in chapter 13 of LAUNCH that can get her to a great, well-paying career she loves without four-year college.

4. “We’re not saving up any money, our kid’s not getting any scholarships, and we won’t qualify for any federal financial aid. Does this book have additional ideas beyond that?”

Yes. Hundreds of ideas beyond just that. Trust me.

5. I already have so many books I’m supposed to be reading. I’ll read those first, and then get to this one later.

Wait, wait — this isn’t a book you read straight through.

LAUNCH is set up so you read only 1-2 chapters every three months or so while your kids are in middle school and high school. Chapters are carefully labeled so that you always know exactly which chapter you should be reading when. This way you never feel overwhelmed, but you always learn about all the best debt-free college and career strategies at exactly the right time to implement them.

The last thing you want is to find yourself, when your son is a junior, slapping your forehead and saying, “I’d give anything if I’d have just known about this sooner!” The best advice? Get LAUNCH when your child’s just starting middle school, and read it bit by bit over five or six years.

6. “What if I buy this book, and then things change? How will you update me?”

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Buy LAUNCH Before 1/11/17 — Get Bonuses Worth $248

Today I’m announcing the extra bonuses your family will receive if you purchase LAUNCH by January 11, 2017.

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Bonus #1

You and your immediate family will be invited to attend an online MasterClass with live Q&A with me, the author — at no charge to you. This online MasterClass will be held in March of 2017, after you’ve had a chance to read LAUNCH and write down some questions you might have about your particular situation.

The usual price for this online MasterClass is $99, but you’ll be invited to attend for free if you purchase LAUNCH by January 11, 2017.

Bonus #2

You and your immediate family will be invited to take my class entitled THE STRATEGIC COLLEGE STUDENT: How to Get Higher Grades Than Anyone Else While Studying Less Than Most Other People — online at no charge to you. This class gets especially powerful results when middle schoolers take it (you’ll find out why when you read pages 39-41 of LAUNCH), but it’s also excellent for current high school students, college students, and teens who’ll be starting dual enrollment college courses in the fall of 2017. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

The usual price for THE STRATEGIC COLLEGE STUDENT class when it’s offered online is $149 per family, but your family will be invited to attend for free if you purchase LAUNCH by January 11th, 2017.

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FAQ: Top 9 Questions Parents Are Asking About LAUNCH

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LAUNCH is now available on Amazon.com. To see the 5-star reviews and order your copy, click here.

There’s been an overwhelming, excited response to LAUNCH since it released on January 4th, 2017. Parent response to this book has already exceeded anything I ever thought possible! Whenever there’s a lot of excitement there are also a lot of questions, so here are the top 9 questions parents are asking me — along with my answers.

Our daughter is already in college. Will this book still help us?

If your daughter does not yet have a career goal in mind for after she graduates, you should race straight to LAUNCH‘s chapter 13.  In chapter 13 I’ll help you and her to use three assessments to zero in on a great-fit career goal for her based on her natural interests, gifts, Myers Briggs personality type, and top 5 human strengths based on Gallup research. If her current college major isn’t going to end up getting her into an actual job after college, wouldn’t you like to know that now, before you spend $50,000 more on this college education?

Besides that — there’s a very strong likelihood that you’re missing some debt-free college strategies you could be using right now, during the college years. Wouldn’t you like to know what those are?

Our son is only in middle school. Surely we don’t need to be thinking about college yet! 

Let me be blunt here. If you wait until your son’s in 11th grade to start thinking about college, 75% of the best ideas for getting him through college debt-free will be gone.

I can still give you some valuable help if you’re at that point right now, but to get the best possible running start, read the first two chapters of LAUNCH when your kid’s in middle school. (It tells you this right on the front cover of LAUNCH.)

Please tell your friends.

Our daughter is in her 20’s and currently not in college. She’s not sure what she wants to do with her life. Will this book help with that?

Yes it will. Please read the answer I gave to question #1, above. Your under-employed daughter needs chapter 13 of LAUNCH 10 times more than the girl described there. Even if your daughter is adverse to the idea of attending four-year college, she will find ideas in LAUNCH‘s chapter 13 that can get her to a great, well-paying career she loves without four-year college.

We’re not saving up any money, our kid’s not getting any scholarships, and we won’t qualify for any federal financial aid. Does this book have additional ideas beyond that?

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“Can I Make An Entire College Degree Out Of CLEP Credits?”

There are at least two colleges in the U.S. that claim you can make an entire college degree out of CLEP credits, but I think it’s a ridiculous idea.

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Do you want a doctor who never actually went to any college classes? I don’t.

Learn how to safely and wisely make CLEP a low-cost part of a college degree program.

Read the in-depth article I wrote on this subject here.

For more in-depth help getting kids 12-22 through college debt-free, get your copy of:

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You can see the reviews of LAUNCH on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Read just one chapter of LAUNCH every 1-3 months while your child’s in middle school and high school, and you’ll know every viable strategy for debt-free college at exactly the right time to implement it.

And if your child’s already well past middle school? That’s OK; you can run to catch up. But the process of getting your kids through college debt-free goes more smoothly the earlier you start it – especially if you’re not planning to save up any money to pay for college.

Do you have friends who are parenting kids ages 12 – 22? SHARE this post on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin right now.

What about you? Have you or your child had success using CLEP to earn inexpensive college credits? Comment below or LIKE Jeannie Burlowski Author on Facebook, find this post on that page, and let’s talk about it there.

Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full time author, academic strategist, and speaker. Her writing helps parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. She also helps students apply to medical school at her website GetIntoMedSchool.com. You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.

Just Hours Left to Get $248 Worth of Bonuses For Buying LAUNCH

Last Chance. Just Hours Left.

If you buy your copy of LAUNCH by midnight tonight, January 11, 2017, you’ll be able to get $248 worth of free bonuses to go along with it.

(If you haven’t yet heard about the book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward, click here.)

If you’d like to see what one college planning financial planner said about LAUNCH, you can see the 5-star review he left on Amazon.com here.

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You might want to buy LAUNCH for the parents of every teen you love. 

Bonus #1 

You and your immediate family will be invited to attend an online MasterClass with live Q&A with me, the author — at no charge to you. This online MasterClass will be held in March of 2017, after you’ve had a chance to read LAUNCH and write down some questions you might have about your particular situation.

The usual price for this online MasterClass is $99, but you’ll be invited to attend for free if you purchase LAUNCH by January 11, 2017.

Bonus #2

You and your immediate family will be invited to take my class entitled THE STRATEGIC COLLEGE STUDENT: How to Get Higher Grades Than Anyone Else While Studying Less Than Most Other People — online at no charge to you. This class gets especially powerful results when middle schoolers take it (you’ll find out why when you read pages 39-41 of LAUNCH), but it’s also excellent for current high school students, college students, and teens who’ll be starting dual enrollment college courses in the fall of 2017. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

The usual price for THE STRATEGIC COLLEGE STUDENT class when it’s offered online is $149 per family, but your family will be invited to attend for free if you purchase LAUNCH by January 11th, 2017.

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TONIGHT! This Free Event Could Save You TONS on College Costs

Ideal for Families With MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

Your kid’s in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade?  It’s time to set him or her free to feel jazzed and excited about college. Plus — as a parent– learn 8 things you can do right now to keep that kid’s future college costs low.

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I’ll be covering all this in this free live event in Minneapolis tonight, January 10th, 2017.

Give your middle schooler (or high schooler!) a huge jumpstart on college.  Bring the kids and join me tonight for a free live event sponsored by Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis.

I’ll be covering these important topics:

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24 Hours Left to Get $248 Worth of Bonuses For Buying LAUNCH

I recently announced the extra bonuses your family will receive if you purchase LAUNCH by midnight on January 11, 2017.

(If you haven’t yet heard about the book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward, click here.)

LAUNCH

Bonus #1 

You and your immediate family will be invited to attend an online MasterClass with live Q&A with me, the author — at no charge to you. This online MasterClass will be held in March of 2017, after you’ve had a chance to read LAUNCH and write down some questions you might have about your particular situation.

The usual price for this online MasterClass is $99, but you’ll be invited to attend for free if you purchase LAUNCH by January 11, 2017.

Bonus #2

You and your immediate family will be invited to take my class entitled THE STRATEGIC COLLEGE STUDENT: How to Get Higher Grades Than Anyone Else While Studying Less Than Most Other People — online at no charge to you. This class gets especially powerful results when middle schoolers take it (you’ll find out why when you read pages 39-41 of LAUNCH), but it’s also excellent for current high school students, college students, and teens who’ll be starting dual enrollment college courses in the fall of 2017. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

The usual price for THE STRATEGIC COLLEGE STUDENT class when it’s offered online is $149 per family, but your family will be invited to attend for free if you purchase LAUNCH by January 11th, 2017.

Follow These Instructions to Get Your $248 Worth of Free Bonuses:

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Is Your Financial Planner Urging YOU to Read This Book?

This week I’m releasing a book that explains exactly how to get kids through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward. Special bonuses are available to those who order before January 11th, 2017. More info below.

Mike Branch speaks to thousands of parents in packed high school auditoriums every year.

He’s a Certified Financial Planner and author of the book Paying for College — and his distinct specialty is helping parents get maximum financial help for college so that moms and dads have plenty of cash left over to pour into their own retirement accounts. I am so thankful that Mike digs deeply into this subject, and gets parents thinking about it very early on.

This week, Mike Branch is urging parents to read a book that I wrote.

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Mike Branch is telling parents to read:

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Mike was one of the first people to read LAUNCH from cover to cover, and I’m thrilled that he’s featuring it this week on his blog and in the email newsletter he sends out to his many followers.

Across the country, more and more financial planners are working hard to develop specific expertise on the subject of paying for college.

It used to be that financial planners would focus mostly on parents’ retirement, leaving college planning to high school guidance counselors. No more. Increasingly, top financial planners are realizing: “We need a way to guide parents to keep the college costs way, way down, so families have all the cash they need to pour into retirement.”

To get your copy of LAUNCH, mark your calendar and come back to this website on January 4th, 2017.

On that day I’ll be releasing information on how to purchase LAUNCH on Amazon.com and through other retailers.

If you’d like to get an email reminding you to buy it on the very first day it’s released, subscribe to my free weekly email newsletter using the form above. (You can unsubscribe at any time.) Then click here to learn how to “whitelist” my newsletter with your email provider so it ends up in your primary email inbox every single week.

I’ll send you a reminder email on the exact day the book comes out.

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Teens in Crisis Can Text for Help

Every parent needs to know: teens in crisis can use texting to get immediate, confidential, compassionate crisis help for themselves or for their friends.

Tell your kids.

Be sure your kids all have 741741 entered into their phone contacts.

(Read on to learn more.)

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Parents, Here’s Instant Stress Relief — In Just Five Words.

Does your child age 12 -22 need help writing one fantastic scholarship application essay that can be used over and over to apply for 80 scholarships or more? I’m teaching my MAKE THEM SAY WOW: How to Write Convincing, Powerful Scholarship Application Essays class in Minneapolis on January 28th, 2017 from 1 pm – 4 pm. (Your child will love it when I say: “We’re going to throw the introduction-body-conclusion essay structure out the window.”) Click here for more information and to register.

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“There’s someone to guide you.”

During holiday school breaks, parents become vividly aware of just how fast their kids are growing up. Of how the years are flying by.

Relatives at family dinners start to ask even your 7th grader questions like: “Are you thinking about college at all? What are your plans?”

As a parent, you catch your breath. You know you did everything you could with this year’s holiday gifts, and decorating, and food — but are you doing as well at the larger-scale parts of parenting, like helping your child strategize for a great college and career future? How do you even get started on that?

Don’t worry. There’s someone to guide you, starting when your kid’s in middle school.

Today I’m officially unveiling the cover of my new book:

I am incredibly excited about this book cover. I think it perfectly captures the excitement that parents who follow me feel about the possibility of getting kids through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward.

Now take a look at the back cover. The back cover is the best part.

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