If you’ve got a kid age 13–18, this article is going to give you a renewed burst of confidence that even you—busy as you are—can get the kids you love through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward.
Even if you can’t save up one penny to help pay for college, even if you make too much money to get any government financial aid (or you think you do)—and even if your kids don’t get a single scholarship.
Those of you who already follow me know—there are many debt-free college strategies that are far easier to implement than those three.
Over the past two weeks, I’ve asked the thousands of parents who follow me this question:
“What blocks and obstacles are you facing on your journey to getting the kids you love through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward?”
I’ve provided this book—so you have all the directions!
So what kinds of things are holding you back?
What’s keeping you from moving forward on this?
These kind, caring questions from me have opened up wellsprings of emotion in the parents I’ve heard from.
It’s really clear—almost all parents want the same things for their kids.
We want to see our kids happy and successful as young adults. Not at 29 or 39—preferably at age 20 or 22.
We want to see our kids supporting themselves. Happy in their work. Well paid for that work. Living independently in good, healthy living situations.
The last thing we want is them living in our basements through their 20s, low on drive, low on skills, and low on self-confidence—constantly coming to us for money for food and cell phone service and car insurance.
That scenario is not just expensive for us as parents—it’s heart-wrenching.
We would seriously do almost anything to avoid that.
So why—if I give parents all the debt-free college and career strategy they need in one book anybody can get on Amazon, why are some parents buying the book, but not reading it?
Here are the emotional responses I’m getting from parents when I asked them about this.
Parents are telling me things like:
1. “I don’t want to read a big fat book!”
“I am barely surviving these exhausting days where I work full-time, drive kids to soccer practice, sit for hours at hockey games, drive kids to all their activities, and then I come home and try to get some food on the table.
I just can’t read a book, I don’t care how good it is.”
2. “I worry that if I start on this, I’ll have a question and nobody to answer it.”
“I worry that if I get serious about moving toward debt-free college and career for my kids, I’ll be reading along in the book and I’ll have a question about our particular unique situation, and there will be no one to answer that question for me.
What if this happens, and I get stuck and I can’t move forward? What if I can’t get myself to this goal? Then all the time I’ve invested in this will be wasted! The stakes here are high. If I’m going to do this with confidence, I can’t just read. I need access to an expert who will answer my questions along the way.”
3. “I keep thinking that I should be able to find all the info I need on debt-free college and career for free on the internet.”
“But I know that’ll take me forever.
Honestly, the internet is driving me crazy. So much redundant information! Much of it way too basic and obviously incomplete. Much of it contradictory. Now I’m supposed to start reading BOOKS on the subject? Oh geez. All these conflicting voices. How am I supposed to figure out which voices are wrong and which ones are right?
I need an expert to guide me—but I don’t want to spend $5,000 on some kind of admissions consultant who may or may not be trustworthy.”
4) “I am honestly sick and tired of feeling isolated and alone in this really important part of parenting.”
“Sitting alone, reading a book, just makes me feel more isolated and lonely.
What I really need is a community of people who will be there for me—people who will hold me accountable to show up regularly and take the steps I can. Even when life gets busy.”
Parents, these are completely valid blocks and obstacles.
If you’re feeling this way, you are not alone. Thousands of parents across the United States are in the exact same boat as you are.
Let’s solve all of this.
For just 5 days in September and 5 days in March, I’ll be opening the doors to my TRIBE Membership. It’s a safe space where parents don’t have to read very much at all, and where—if you have a question—you’ve got a kind, caring expert you can go to to get your question answered.
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