STARTING POINT: All the Basics You Need to Know Right Now (AUDIO)

For Parents of Kids Ages 12–26

If you’re a parent and you’ve just found this, you’re probably thinking:

“Oh, wow—seriously? There’s help for getting my kids through college debt-free, and into great jobs after college? I had no idea this kind of help was available! Am I late starting this? Yikes, I don’t have any spare time! If I work on this, how much time is it going to take me?”

Rest easy, Mom and Dad. You’re not late.

And getting your kids through college debt-free takes only minutes per week.

Right now, at this moment, you’re standing at the perfect starting point.

Listen to episode 1 of my podcast, below. It takes only 23 minutes. (Listen while you’re commuting, loading the dishwasher, or getting ready in the morning.) When you finish listening, you’ll feel hope and confidence, and you’ll know exactly what you need to do next to get your kids to the most exciting academic and career destinations—even if they don’t get a single scholarship.

If you’re parenting kids ages 12–26, listen to just the first 8 minutes below, and you’ll be hooked.

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Morgan Stanley’s Alix Magner Buys 30 Copies of LAUNCH For Her Clients

Below, the Top 9 Questions Parents Are Asking Me About This Book

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To see a list of the top 9 questions parents are asking me about LAUNCH—along with detailed answers—scroll to the red print below. 

When Morgan Stanley’s Alix Magner calls you, you sit up a little straighter in your chair.

Alix is a high-powered, Stanford educated wealth management advisor who works with Minneapolis area families who have millions in assets—and families who are strategizing to get to that point.

When Alix told me that she’d read my book cover to cover and wanted to buy 30 copies for her clients, I jumped out of my chair.

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Greek University Jump-Starts Lives of Current College Students

What if there were an organization focused intently on improving the lives of college students all across the U.S.? There is, and it’s called Greek University.

What is Greek University—and how can it help my kid?

Greek University provides on-campus (and conference-based) educational programming that strengthens fraternities and sororities so they can do maximum amounts of good on their local campuses and in their communities.

You can see the many ways Greek University strengthens college campuses here.

See my interview on the Greek University podcast below.

This was one of my favorite interviews ever. Michael Ayalon, my interviewer, was funny and inspiring, and pulled helpful details out of me that few interviewers ever do.

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Listen to this Greek U. podcast episode for just 9 minutes, and get fresh inspiration about:

1. Helping your son or daughter rocket straight into law, medical, business, or grad school—if that ever becomes a goal

2. Why attending a fancy brand-name college isn’t required to have extraordinary life success

3. Multiple ways to get future and current college students through college debt-free—WITHOUT SCHOLARSHIPS

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Here it is! How to Give College Savings As Birthday Gifts and Get Happy Hugs in Response

Here’s the resource you asked me for! Download and print it here:

How to Give College Savings As Birthday Gifts and Get Happy Hugs in Response

I’m so happy to be with you on this journey that truly changes kids’ lives.

Are you new to the help I give?

If you are, I’ll be sending you an email that contains free, fast-paced, 10-minute video training on how to get your kids through college debt-free with the least possible amount of time and money spent. Parents (and the professionals who serve them) tell me that this training fills people with hope. Look for it in your email inbox within the hour.

“Jeannie, you helped me get all three of my kids through college debt-free, and we only used a fraction of your ideas! My oldest son is in medical school right now—and he has a huge jump-start on keeping his med school debt low.”

—A mom who struck up a conversation with Jeannie in the Maplewood, Minnesota Costco, July 2021

Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26, their parents, and the professionals who serve them. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.

Jeannie also helps students apply to law, medical, business, and grad school at her website GetIntoMedSchool.com. You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.

How to Feel ECSTATIC When Your Kid’s in 12th Grade

Who feels ecstatic when their kids are in 12th grade?

Parents (at all different income levels) who’ve laid the groundwork needed to get their 12th grade kid through college debt-free—and then directly into a career that kid excels at and loves afterward.

(I provide clear, step-by-step help with this in the book you see below.)

If it’s too late for ecstatic—I can at least help you feel super happy when your kid is in 12th grade.

If you’ve not yet laid any debt-free college groundwork, that’s OK.

I can move you and your friends quickly toward the goal of debt-free college and career for your 12th grade kids.

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Just take these 5 easy steps:

1. Get free, fast-paced, 10-minute video training from me right now, here.

There are 3 videos listed—watch only the one labeled “12th grade.”

2. Get help from me every Monday morning throughout this very important 12th grade year.

Subscribe to my very popular free weekly email newsletter here.

It’s free. You can unsubscribe at any time.

3. Learn here why you need to—quick—fill out the FAFSA form even if you’re rich.

Don’t leave college money on the table. Apply. I’ll help you.

4. Look at this process like it’s a glorious adventure, with unimaginable treasure at the end.

Because it is.

I’ll be your guide.

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Kid in College Next Fall? Grab This Free Money Now

If you’ll have a kid in college next fall, grab this free money right now.

That’s right. Eleven months before college starts.

Fill out the FAFSA financial aid form as soon as you can after October 1st, 2021—no matter your income level.

Do this, and you’ll put your kids first in line for all the free college money they have coming. fafsa

Download my very popular free FAFSA help here.

(Get it right now—you’ll feel ahead of the game and on top of this process, and that’s an energizing, exhilarating feeling.)

You’ll find even more debt-free college strategy in my book:

This book has 12 chapters specifically for parents of high school seniors.

It’s a reference book, so nobody reads the whole thing cover to cover. Pick out what you need to read in it using the fast-paced, 10-minute video instructions here.

Read just one chapter of LAUNCH each month during your child’s senior year of high school.

You’ll know every viable strategy for debt-free college at exactly the right time to implement it.

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Live, Online Help is Here—Join My TRIBE Membership Waiting List

Doors to my TRIBE Membership are currently closed. Doors will open again for just 5 days in March of 2022. This page allows you to learn more, and join the Waiting List. Space is limited.

You’ve got a book that helps you get kids through college debt-free—but you want more.

The stakes here are high.

When you have a question on a step you’ve just read about in this bookyou’d love to get access to the author to get that question answered.

That help is available inside Jeannie Burlowski’s TRIBE Membership.

Along with community and accountability that makes the whole process more fun.

Whether the kids you care about are in middle school or in high school right now.

(Learn what other parents are saying about this at the bottom of this page.)

The doors to my TRIBE Membership are currently closed.

Doors open just twice each year—for 5 days in March and 5 days in September.

Space is limited.

Join when the doors are open and get these 6 benefits:

1. TRIBE Members get access to the author online, in a group setting, 10–15 times per year.

Just 10–15 times per year—not a big time commitment!

Read your scheduled chapter in LAUNCH, and then attend the corresponding online group meeting if you have questions or would like extra help. That’s it! No extra work for you beyond just the 10–15 online meetings each year.

Many of the parents, financial advising professionals, guidance counselors, and admissions consultants inside this TRIBE Membership think of it the way they think of their AAA Auto Club membership. “Use it only when you get stuck!”

Other members carefully put every TRIBE Membership meeting into their calendars—using our online gatherings as a way to keep accountable and keep moving.

You never know—someone else in the TRIBE Membership might come up with a question or an idea you’d never thought of before. We’re better together!

2. TRIBE Members get the powerful boost that comes from accountability.

You might forget to read a book on your shelf—but when you’ve got an online meeting on your calendar, you’re going to show up, be prepared, and take action when the meeting’s over.

When people are expecting you—you show up.

And showing up is what keeps you moving forward on the debt-free college and thriving career journey.

Whether the teens you care about are being cooperative right now or not—and no matter your family income level.

And if you need to miss a session? No problem. Recordings are available inside the membership for two weeks after each session is over.

3. TRIBE Members save time. (They get the 3-session View From The Top of the Mountain class included for free.)

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A Mom Stopped Me at Costco to Say…

A mom I don’t know stopped me at Costco recently—to tell me that I got all of her kids through college debt-free—and her family only did a fraction of the ideas I have in my book.

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Her oldest is in medical school now, and has a huge jump-start on keeping his med school debt low.

I told her to look at this article I wrote for more help keeping med school and grad school debt low.

She told me, “I still read your free weekly email newsletter every Monday morning!”

(Anyone can subscribe for free here.)

This is wildly fun work I do.

She used this book:

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Parenting Teens? It’s Only 364 Saturdays

If you’re parenting teens or younger children, you may get emotional whiplash as you swing back and forth between thinking, “This is going so fast!” and, “This is taking forever!

In reality, here’s how long you actually have with your teen:

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Breathe deeply. This season of parenting teens will be over before you know it.

Hold this day like a bubble. Take photos. Capture your thoughts in a spiral notebook that you show to no one. Slow way down—and hold moments in your heart like they’ve been placed there by a skilled videographer.

And when parenting teens gets really hard, remember this.

From the wonderful book Mother and Son: The Respect Effect by Emerson Eggerichs, PhD:

“There’s a reason God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac when Isaac was 12. Because if he’d have waited until 13—it would have been no sacrifice!”

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Online Class—College Study Skills—August 14th, 2021

For Students Ages 12–26 and Their Parents

This online class is free for my TRIBE Member families. Not yet in my TRIBE? Get on the Waiting List here, join when the doors open in September, and you’ll get free access to this class in December of 2021.

There’s not a student alive who wouldn’t love to get higher grades than anyone else while studying LESS than most other people.

In this 1/2-day online class, students ages 12–26 and their parents learn the advanced studying, test-taking, and paper-writing strategies that top students use to succeed at the most prestigious colleges in the country while still having plenty of time left over for leadership, volunteering, working for money, and having more fun than they ever thought possible.

If you’re a student who’ll be tackling tough academics this upcoming school year or next—this is the class for you.

Students will leave at the end of this online class armed with a systematic review method developed at Carnegie Mellon University that can completely eliminate the need to ever cram for exams.

See parent and student reviews of this online class at JeannieBurlowski.com/SPEAKING.

This class is a $289.00 value—but it’s free for my TRIBE Members. Not yet in my TRIBE? Join the Waiting List here and you’ll get free access to this class in December of 2021.

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Simple Check-In Rule Helps Teens Avoid Risk

This valuable article on helping teens avoid risk is a guest post by Ken Ginsburg of the Center For Parent and Teen Communication. 

By Ken Ginsburg

A Simple Check-In Rule Can Help Teens Avoid Risk

Our tweens and teens are going to have to make certain decisions and choices in the face of peer pressure. And generally, they will want to do what’s right. But they may not know how to avoid risk while still saving face with their peers.

They may benefit from an easy way out.

Parents can give them that “out” with a simple rule: The Check-In Rule.

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The Check-In Rule Is Simple:

No matter how late your teens may stay out, they must check in with you when they come home.

Even if you’re sleeping, they need to awaken you to say they’ve arrived. (And there’s a good chance you may not be sleeping too soundly until your teen is home anyway!)

Parents who effectively monitor their teens by regularly checking in in this way may find that their tweens and teens avoid risk—and are less likely to check out mentally and emotionally.

Our Hope Is—That Teens Avoid Risk When They Know They’re Deeply Cared For

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Never Tell a Kid, “That’s Impossible.” Here’s Why

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This book I wrote can help you equip your kids to accomplish the impossible:

It’s a reference book, so nobody reads the whole thing cover to cover. Pick out what you need to read in it using the fast-paced, 10-minute video instructions here.

You can see more than 100 reviews of this book on Amazon by going to:

bit.ly/burlowski

(Tell your friends.)

You can see why financial advising professionals love LAUNCHhere.

You can see the top 9 questions parents are asking me about LAUNCHhere.

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.

Take a step on this right now. Get regular, inspiring help from me—every Monday morning.

Subscribe to my free weekly email newsletter here.

Do you have specific questions for me about debt-free college and career for your kids?

It’s my members that get most direct access to me. Doors to my membership open each year for just 5 days in March, and 5 days in September. It costs just pennies per day, but space is limited. Join the Waiting List here.

Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.

Jeannie also helps students apply to law, medical, business, and grad school at her website GetIntoMedSchool.com. You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.