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.


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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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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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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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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4 Fun Ways to Get Kids Doing More Chores

Recently I sent readers of my email newsletter a super helpful article on how to get kids to do more chores —simply by using a paper form that the kids fill out every morning.

You can see that article here ——> Fewer Screens * More Cheerful Chores * Happier Summer.

Today I’m providing four additional ways to gently, with humor, influence kids to do more chores this summer:

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The good news about chores? Kids who do them are more likely to be responsible when it comes to schoolwork.

They’re also more likely to go on to college, or to a career-building technical school program.

Strategize now to get these kids through college debt-free using this book:

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Loving and Caring for Teens Who Are Natural Introverts

Do your teens tend to be introverts (who get energy from time spent in solitude), or are they extroverts (who get energy from being with people)?

Or, have you got both introverts and extroverts in your family?

Understanding and responding to a teen in a way that respects and values his or her natural bent toward introversion or extroversion can lay the foundation for a wonderful, fulfilling parenting experience.

Read the article I wrote on specific ways to care for introverts and extroverts here.

Then, learn about how understanding personality type can lead to a long, fulfilling, happy career and a joyful debt-free college path.

Whether your kids are introverts or extroverts, dive into chapter 13 of my book:

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I’m Being Interviewed at the “Graduate With Honors Summit”!

The official title of this summit is, “How to Graduate With Honors (Even if You Don’t Think You Can).”

Sign up here for free, and you’ll get to hear me providing debt-free college and career strategy for parents in a fast-paced 40-minute interview.

Other speakers in this summit will be providing over 30 books, guides, and program trials that you can access for free—but don’t worry—nobody expects you to use them all. Access the ones you like, and let go of the rest.

Sign up here for free and see the other speakers you’ll get access to.

Listen to as many or as few as you like!

It’s like a buffet. Take what you like and need, and leave the rest.

When you finish the summit, take a giant leap toward debt-free college by getting your copy of my book:

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:

(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 You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.

10 Colleges With SMOKIN’ HOT Financial Aid Packages

The Princeton Review has come out with a list of 10 colleges that offer students especially generous financial aid packages.

As you look at the list below, remember—generous financial aid packages go to families who apply for them.

Parents, please—always fill out the FAFSA financial aid application every October 1st that there’s even a chance you’ll have a kid in college or trade school the following fall.

Applying is free and easy—and you never know what you might get!

(Important: do this even if you’re rich.)

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According to the Princeton Review, especially generous state university financial aid packages are found at:

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There’s Medical-Based Financial Aid? YES!

If your child has even a relatively minor medical problem, he or she may qualify for medical-based financial aid to help pay for college.

The key thing you need to know is—medical-based financial aid isn’t applied for the regular way (through the FAFSA form).

Families apply for medical-based financial aid through other channels that—in the past—have been tricky to figure out.

The easiest way for parents to learn about medical-based financial aid? This book by Jason White:

I’ve read this book cover to cover, and I loved it.

This quick-read, 87-page book is available on Amazon here:

From the back cover:

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Got Kids Ages 12–26? You Need This

Jam-Packed Webinar Sponsored by Thrivent's Chicagoland Region

You’d love to see the kids you love get through college debt-free. It’s easier than you think—especially if you can start early.

Register for a webinar instantly below—for free, courtesy of Thrivent.

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How to Convince Kids They Don’t Need Student Loans (1 hour)

Learn 3 surprising strategies that help students ages 12–18 to develop professional confidence early on, increase potential to graduate college debt-free, and feel poised and ready to step directly into satisfying career after college. (Even if they don’t get a single scholarship.) For students ages 12–18, their parents and grandparents, and the professionals who serve them. 

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 1:00 pm CDT | 11:00 pm PDT | 2:00 pm EDT

FREE Register here.

(Note: your link to get into these webinars will come to you from Thrivent. Check all your email folders for “Thrivent.”)

View a fast-paced 3-minute video invitation by Jeannie Burlowski, our webinar presenter, here:

* These webinars are brought to the community at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Thrivent. Nothing is sold in these webinars. These webinars are available at these times only and will not be replayed. Connect with a caring Thrivent professional at

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