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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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Melanie Lockert’s Jolting Student Loan Debt Wake-Up Call

Melanie Lockert’s Jolting Student Loan Debt Wake-Up Call

Melanie Lockert of Los Angeles, California tells about the jolting student loan debt wake-up call she had right after completing grad school. Lockert's jolting student loan debt wake-up call Lockert had wisely worked multiple part-time jobs throughout school, and for...

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In College? Do This and Slash Your Student Loan Debt

If you're currently in college—or if you're a parent who's taken out dreaded Parent PLUS loans—you'd love for a hero in a red cape to swoop down and tell you how to slash your student loan debt. The hero is here. 1. Slash your student loan debt by applying for...

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12 Ways to Get Grad School Paid For

12 Ways to Get Grad School Paid For

So, your kid just got into graduate school or medical school. That's great! Now you're wondering, "What can students do to get their grad school paid for?" Here are the 12 ways to get grad school paid for that I give to my clients at GetIntoMedSchool.com. Share this...

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Becoming a Veterinarian—is it a Sound Financial Decision?

Becoming a Veterinarian—is it a Sound Financial Decision?

Most of my articles are for parents of students age 12—26. This article is for parents, yes, but it's also for any student thinking of becoming a veterinarian. One of my clients at GetIntoMedSchool.com wrote me this week, asking my advice for a friend who's thinking...

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Grisham NAILS IT in this Novel About Law School Debt

Grisham NAILS IT in this Novel About Law School Debt

In March of 2018, I spent 12 days on vacation with my family. On the plane and on the beach, I read a fantastic John Grisham novel that contained a surprise for me that made my hair stand on end. What was it? The principal characters were all coping with horrific law...

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Oh, No — I’m MARRIED to Student Loan Debt

Oh, No — I’m MARRIED to Student Loan Debt

If your spouse has student loan debt, what does that mean for you and for your financial future? What can you do now that will keep you safe throughout the decades ahead, even if something bad happens? Immediately address the biggest thing you must worry about when...

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What Happens to Student Loan Debt After You Die?

What Happens to Student Loan Debt After You Die?

No parent wants to consider this — but what happens if one of your children runs up $80,000 in student loan debt, and then perishes in a car accident or dies of cancer? Will your grief be compounded by having to make years (decades!) of student loan payments, until...

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4 Amazingly Easy Steps To Get Out Of Debt

4 Amazingly Easy Steps To Get Out Of Debt

If you as a parent are out of debt by the day your kid starts college, you'll have more cash on hand to help with college bills. If you start the process of getting out of debt years before your kid starts college, you'll have more cash on hand to save for college....

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How College Loans Got So Evil (5-Minute Video)

How College Loans Got So Evil (5-Minute Video)

Today I'm featuring a 5-minute video clip from the popular TV show Adam Ruins Everything. This 5-minute clip is titled, "How College Loans Got So Evil." It's funny! But then again, it's not funny at all -- because it's true. Please share this post with every parent,...

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Why You Should Never Cosign a Student Loan

Why You Should Never Cosign a Student Loan

Parent, I urge you: DO NOT cosign a student loan for your child. Today I'm featuring information from an article by nationally syndicated radio host and author Clark Howard. I consider this to be must-read info for every parent. After you read below, you can find...

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Social Security Checks Garnished To Pay for College

Social Security Checks Garnished To Pay for College

Could you one day have your social security checks garnished to pay for your kids' college? Yes. You may be in danger of having your social security checks garnished and not even realize it. Parents duped into taking out Parent PLUS loans to pay for their kids'...

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How to Kiss Student Loan Debt Goodbye

How to Kiss Student Loan Debt Goodbye

This article is part 2 of a 3-part series on what students can do if they already have student loan debt. To read the very important article that was part 1 of this series, click here. To read part 3 of this series (the one about student loan forgiveness), click here....

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Got Student Loan Debt? 7 Things To Do RIGHT NOW.

Got Student Loan Debt? 7 Things To Do RIGHT NOW.

This article is part 1 of a 3-part series on what students can do if they already have student loan debt. To see parts 2 and 3 of this series, click here and here.  You recently left college for the working world, and the freedom feels great. But wait. Have you left...

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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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