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Want a Million Dollars for Retirement? Take This SIMPLE STEP

Want a Million Dollars for Retirement? Take This SIMPLE STEP

Want a million dollars for retirement? Take this SIMPLE STEP: Starting as early as possible, save $100 per month——and invest it in a broad-based index fund such as VTSAX. Learn why this is a good idea in this easy-to-read book, written for college students: For even...

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These 7 Habits Lead to Happiness in Old Age

These 7 Habits Lead to Happiness in Old Age

Want to be as happy as possible in your 60s, 70s, 80's, and beyond? Researchers at Harvard University tell us that 7 habits lead to happiness in old age. (I'll add in an 8th one of my own at the bottom of this list.) What 7 habits lead to happiness in old age? (Your...

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Got a Kid on an IEP? You’d Love to See This!

Got a Kid on an IEP? You’d Love to See This!

If you've got a kid on an IEP, here's something you'd love to see! It'd be great to see this before every IEP meeting: Because your kid absolutely is amazing—with unique strengths and interests that make him or her awesome. Because of this extraordinary, unique...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Inspires Us to Be TRUE LEADERS

Martin Luther King Jr. Inspires Us to Be TRUE LEADERS

The life and faith and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspires me. His words ring in my head: "I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never...

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4 Easy Steps to Get Out of Debt

4 Easy Steps to Get Out of Debt

If you as a parent can get out of debt by the day your kid starts college, you'll have more cash on hand to help pay college bills. Boom. Less debt for your kid at college graduation! If you can get out of debt years before your kid starts college, the process will be...

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“My Kid’s Not Choosing the Career I Want For Her!”

“My Kid’s Not Choosing the Career I Want For Her!”

Your daughter's not choosing the career you want for her, and you're understandably disappointed. Take heart, there may be hope for her yet. Ask her if she'll take the career assessments I discuss in this article. (The professionally interpreted assessments I...

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

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...

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Kid in College Next Fall? Grab This Free Money Now

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...

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Parenting Teens? It’s Only 364 Saturdays

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: Breathe deeply. This...

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Simple Check-In Rule Helps Teens Avoid Risk

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...

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4 Fun Ways to Get Kids Doing More Chores

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....

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Loving and Caring for Teens Who Are Natural Introverts

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...

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10 Colleges With SMOKIN’ HOT Financial Aid Packages

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...

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There’s Medical-Based Financial Aid? YES!

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...

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Will Your Kid Be Able to Afford His Dream Life?

Will Your Kid Be Able to Afford His Dream Life?

Will your daughter be able to afford her dream life? Will your son be able to live the way he wants to—considering the adult income he's headed toward right now? Have your kids (ages 8–26) complete this short quiz sponsored by Jump$tart. (They're rockstars in building...

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Exciting FAFSA Changes Coming in 2022! I’m On It!

Exciting FAFSA Changes Coming in 2022! I’m On It!

Exciting FAFSA changes are coming—in 2022! I've been telling families for years—be 100% sure to fill out the FAFSA financial aid form every October 1st that there's even a chance you'll have a kid in college or trade school the following fall—because you don't want to...

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Hi, I’m Jeannie Burlowski.

I am a full-time academic strategist, conference speaker, and author of the book “LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward.

My writing and speaking provide parents a clear, step-by-step checklist so they can set their kids up to succeed brilliantly in college, graduate debt-free, and move directly into careers they excel at and love.

For more than 20 years, I’ve helped students apply to highly competitive law, medical, business, and grad schools. I still do that from my website GetIntoMedSchool.com.

I am married, and my husband and I have a son and a daughter. We live in Minneapolis.

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Hi, I'm Jeannie Burlowski.

My background as an academic strategist provides ideal foundation for me to help parents of kids ages 12–26 set those kids up to graduate college debt-free, ready to jump directly into careers they excel at and love.

I do this primarily through my book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward. LAUNCH provides parents clear, step-by-step instructions for this journey. 

Regular readers of my free weekly email newsletter get additional help from me. Gentle reminding about what to do when, and first access to my live and online sessions, strategy updates, and TRIBE Membership.

My team and I are leading a debt-free college revolution. We hope you'll join us!

Hi, I'm Jeannie Burlowski.

My background as an academic strategist provides ideal foundation for me to help parents of kids ages 12–26 set those kids up to graduate college debt-free, ready to jump directly into careers they excel at and love.

I do this primarily through my book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward. LAUNCH provides parents clear, step-by-step instructions for this journey. 

Regular readers of my free weekly email newsletter get additional help from me. Gentle reminding about what to do when, and first access to my live and online sessions, strategy updates, and TRIBE membership.

My team and I are leading a debt-free college revolution. We hope you'll join us!

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