Why would some parents find out that there’s a path to debt-free college (and thriving future career) for their kids—and then say, “Nah, we’re not going to walk down that path”?
It’s understandable! Parents are busy, and they can’t do everything.
The problem comes when negative feelings about this, like worry, guilt, or fear, start to gnaw around the edges of life, fraying parental happiness and confidence.
A child could be as young as middle school when nagging worry about college costs, college decisions, and future career flashes across the parental consciousness. Nobody wants anxiety about this keeping them up at night.
So why don’t parents do something?
Well, getting ready for college feels complicated. And who wants to tackle the project of sorting through all the college planning info on the whole internet to start figuring out answers?
(Even professional financial advisors tell me they dread sorting through all the college planning info on the internet.)
Plus, life is crammed so full of immediate demanding frantic activity! Am I right?
So, too often the parent stuffs those negative feelings down inside, jumps into the “urgent” busyness of the day, and promises to “think about it later.”
The problem is, delaying making a plan for college or job training can have a high future cost for the kids.
The last thing you want is a future where your kids are struggling with unnecessary student loan debt, are feeling stuck in low-paying jobs, are unprepared for jobs they’ll excel at and love, and are living in your basement because they can’t afford places of their own.
Let me help you out of this.
It won’t take much time, I promise.
First thing—look at the 4 biggest reasons parents put off debt-free college planning.
Does one of these sound like you?
1. “We don’t have time to plan this out.”
Actually, I can help you plan in just a very small bit of time each month. We’ll even skip July each year so you can have a break. The secret is to start right now with just one free, fast-paced, 10-minute video training based on the age of your kid. (I’ll provide the link to it below.)
Watch this training today—and follow its instructions to sign up for my free weekly email newsletter.
You’ll find that you really do have time to plan this out—if you can just do it bit by bit, with a kind reliable guide leading the way.
2. “Debt-free college might somehow be substandard college.”
Many parents who follow me get their kids into—and through—better colleges than they would have otherwise. And they do it debt-free or at drastically reduced cost—and after it’s all over, they end up with kids who are super ready to step into careers or grad school after college.
(Kids they don’t have to feed, house, and pay car insurance for through their 20s.)
I even help parents whose kids are headed to tech school.
3. “There are only 3 ways to pay for college, and we already know them.”
Are you sure there are only 3 ways to pay for college? Are you sure?
College financing has changed a lot since you were in college. The debt-free college help I give goes far, far beyond just getting scholarships, applying for financial aid, and saving up money in advance.
Allow the kids you love access to every good college financing idea. Allow them access to every possible advantage in life. I can help you do this in just a small bit of time each month. (With July off, so you can have a break.)
4. “When I read things, I end up with questions. I’m worried I won’t be able to get my questions answered.
I can help you with this too—in my TRIBE Membership, which costs just $33.99 per month when you join during the 5 days the doors will be open in March of 2024. You can unsubscribe at any time. Join the waiting list now.
(The first thing we do inside my TRIBE Membership is take a 3-session online course worth $899.00. Sound like a deal?)
Take a small meaningful step right now—and turn your worry and fear into exhilarated excitement.
If you haven’t yet completed my 10-minute video training, do it now. You’ll leap forward in confidence and hope.
Then get on my TRIBE Membership waiting list well before the doors open—at bit.ly/burlowskitribe.
See you there!
I’m Jeannie Burlowski, the author of:
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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.
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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, ready to jump 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.
This article was updated on August 15th, 2023. No part of it was written with AI.