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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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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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:


(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.

What Success Really Looks Like—Surprise!

If the path to your goals has looked more like a pile of spaghetti than a straight line, don’t worry—there’s nothing wrong with you!

We sometimes think that the path to success will be an easy, straight shot if we do all the right things. In reality, this pile of spaghetti is on almost everyone’s plate.

Keep going. You’ll get there!

For clear, step-by-step help getting your kids through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward, get a copy of my book:

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It’s Catch-up Week! Which of These Haven’t You Seen?

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I’m spending the long Fourth of July weekend having as much fun as I possibly can—and I hope you are too.

Whenever I take time off like this, I like to point you to some of my most helpful recent articles that you may have missed. This gives you a chance to catch up—right on a week when you may have a little extra time yourself.

What to Do and What to ASK On a College Visit

Are you parenting a kid who’ll be in 10th or 11th grade this coming fall? Learn how to put together effective, stress-free college visits that can help your kid land more merit aid money for college. (My downloadable list of questions to be sure to ask on college visits is included in this article.)

Fewer Screens * More Cheerful Chores * Happier Summer

A mom in my TRIBE membership told us on June 8th that this strategy literally brought “joy” to her family. Learn how you can increase chores and reduce screen use by having your kids fill out a form every morning. (Downloadable form included.)

Medical-Based Financial Aid For Even Minor Medical Conditions

Learn how to apply for this specific kind of financial aid here. (You’ll need more than just the FAFSA form for this.)

Urgent Info for Parents of 9th Graders

Parents, do this now—and set yourself up to get way more financial aid money in 3 years.

Financial advising professionals—my understanding is that you should be able to send this article on to clients without creating a compliance issue, as long as you’ve discussed this topic with the client beforehand, and, when you send it, you include the suggestion that you meet on the phone or on Zoom to discuss it further on a future date. Thanks for being a hero to these families!

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Free Downloadable: Questions to Ask on College Visits

Download and print my free resource:

THE EFFECTIVE COLLEGE VISIT: Questions to Get Answered Before the Day is Over

Once you’ve got this free downloadable resource, take a look at my newest article on how to have an effective, stress-free college visit.

It’s here. And it’s helpful!

(You can get back to all this free help later by googling “Burlowski college visit.”

For clear, step-by-step help getting your kids through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward, get a copy of my book:

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Dilbert NAILS IT in this Conversation About Student Loan Debt


Help your kid (ages 12–18) sidestep this kind of financial future.

Get your copy of my book:

It’s a reference book, so nobody reads the whole thing all at once. You can pick out what you need to read in it using the fast-paced, 10-minute video instructions here.

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Did an Archie Comic Foretell At-Home Learning in 1997?

When I saw this Archie comic recently, I couldn’t believe it. Was it really published way back in 1997?

The answer is, yes it really was published way back in 1997!

This USA Today fact check article tells the story. (We’ll all have to just ignore the spaceships zipping by outside the window.)

Did your kids struggle with at-home learning during the pandemic?

Helping our kids succeed at high school, college, and life despite at-home learning is a part of getting them through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward. I provide students ages 12–26, their parents, and the professionals who serve them with help on this subject inside my TRIBE Membership. Learn more and get on the Waiting List here.

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