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A Big Announcement and a Favor

A Big Announcement and a Favor

Today I have a big announcement to make!  And a quick favor to ask. First, an exciting update  For the last year, I've been on a beeline to having my book LAUNCH:  How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward out in December of...

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“HELP! My Parents Are Refusing to Help Me!”

“HELP! My Parents Are Refusing to Help Me!”

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post for parents who erroneously believe that if they'll just refuse to put their financial info on their child's FAFSA form, their child will get additional financial aid for college. Student, if your parents are refusing to help...

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Why “Follow Your Passion!” is Terrible Career Advice

Why “Follow Your Passion!” is Terrible Career Advice

"We need to see you right away," the anxious mom told me on the phone, her voice shaking. "Our son is $40,000 in debt from a history degree he's not going to complete, and now he's changing his major to music performance. At this rate it's going to take him seven...

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Parents of 10th Graders, There’s Urgent News for You.

Parents of 10th Graders, There’s Urgent News for You.

I know that your child has barely started high school, and I know that his dorm move-in day is three whole years away. I know it might seem like the last thing you need to be thinking about right now is college, but this is not true. Because of changes to the college...

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Worried About the New PSAT Coming Up October 14th?

Worried About the New PSAT Coming Up October 14th?

Parents nationwide are worried about how standardized tests for college entrance are changing. If your child is taking the PSAT exam this coming October 14th, you may be wondering how it will be different from the old PSAT, and what your child should be doing in order...

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Today, a Great Comic For You to Read!

Today, a Great Comic For You to Read!

Today I'm featuring a great "Sheldon" comic that I think everyone should read. To see the entire comic, click here:  http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/150915.html To read and enjoy more wonderful Sheldon comics, click here. To find out how you can help your 15 -...

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Two Words That Can Turn YOUR TEENS Into Millionaires

Two Words That Can Turn YOUR TEENS Into Millionaires

13-year-old Chicago resident Michael wanted to become a millionaire, but he didn't want to work 86 years at the Illinois minimum wage in order to get there. How could this middle schooler accomplish his goal without turning to crime or workaholism? This inspiring...

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Happiest College Breaks Start With These Boundaries

Happiest College Breaks Start With These Boundaries

You're a loving parent—so of course you want to make your kid's future college breaks as warm and memorable as possible. But will you be able to do that if your newly-flown offspring comes home snarly and inconsiderate? What if your newly-minted college student...

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The TEDx Talk Every Parent Needs to Hear

Today I'm featuring a 16 minute TEDx talk on student loan debt by Adam Carroll. This is a must-listen for every parent.   Listen while you're getting ready for work in the morning, commuting, or cooking dinner.  It'll change everything you've ever believed about...

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Easily Get Into Harvard—And Pay 70% Less For It?!?

Easily Get Into Harvard—And Pay 70% Less For It?!?

Would you like your child to have a Harvard education, but without the nerve-wracking admissions pressure or astronomical tuition cost? If this sounds good to you, you might seriously consider the Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) degree at the Harvard Extension School...

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Worried About the New PSAT Coming Up October 14th?

Are You or Your Teen Worried About the October 14th PSAT?

Parents nationwide are worried about how standardized tests for college entrance are changing. If your child is taking the PSAT exam this coming October 14th, you may be wondering how it will be different from the old PSAT, and what your child should be doing in order...

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Genius Reason to Get Your Kid on LinkedIn.com at Age 14

Genius Reason to Get Your Kid on LinkedIn.com at Age 14

Every day since your child was a toddler, she’s been bumping into and forming relationships with professional people who have careers in every sector of the job market.  Do you realize this? Your daughter may have met a software engineer at a technology company when...

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How Can Your Kid Get the BEST Professors on Campus?

How Can Your Kid Get the BEST Professors on Campus?

A week ago I asked parents to imagine a 19-year-old girl walking into an enormous 10-story library, choosing four books at random, and then walking up to the checkout desk and paying $25,000 for the chance to check them out. A week ago we talked about how this sounds...

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Huge News! Technical School Education FREE for 1600 Minnesotans Next Year

Could Your Kid End Up Wealthier by NOT Going To College?

There are a massive number of students in this country who should not be attending four-year colleges and universities. Why? Because these students are desperately needed in well-paying jobs that require more specialized kinds of training than four-year colleges can...

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Must Watch Video for Parents

Are you a parent wondering if student loan debt is really that big a deal?  Watch this powerful, entertaining video by Adam Carroll at TEDx UWMilwaukee.  It'll be the best 15 minutes you'll spend on your kid this year.  

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3 Reasons Every Teen Needs A Part-Time Job

Your teen's schedule is already filled to bursting with sports practices, homework for advanced classes, and—of course—enrichment activities that will supposedly "make her look good on college applications." Your family has plenty of money to provide this girl...

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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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