This year, I’ve got exciting holiday plans—and they affect you.
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Your child’s moving moving out of a college residence hall, heading off to another adventure for summer. What’s he going to do with all his stuff? You don’t want to drive the family minivan all the way there to pick it up. Especially because it’s not just clothes and school supplies. He’s got a mini-fridge and a microwave too. How can you take care of this in the easiest way possible?
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Dorm Room Movers sends clean, new packing materials straight to your son or daughter’s dorm room, and then either ships them home—or, if you prefer, stores them for the summer—and then delivers them back the following fall.
Avoid paying airline baggage fees or hauling heavy boxes yourself. Save gas money. Reduce the need for your daughter to bring a car with her to college. Dorm Room Movers will send empty boxes to your house, and all you have to do is pack, print shipping labels, and schedule a pickup on the DormRoomMovers.com website.
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Is it possible for a struggling 20-something to get completely out of debt (including student loan debt) using a one-year shopping ban and living on 51% of her income?
Today I’m featuring an outstanding article written by Laura Shin for Forbes. As you read it, give special attention to the great quote below from Mr. Money Mustache, a blogger who retired at age 30.
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Do you have friends who think that “financial aid, scholarships, and saved cash are the only ways to pay for college?” It’s not true!
In this power-packed 50 minute session we’ll cover 9 surprising ways you can save your child over $50,000 in future student loan debt — by making a few smart choices when your child is in middle school and high school. We’ll also cover changes to the financial aid application process announced by President Obama on September 13, 2015.
A question and answer session will follow. Special guest speaker Jeannie Burlowski blogs weekly on getting kids through college debt free at JeannieBurlowski.com, and she’s also the author of the book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward (due out in 2016).
Location: White Bear Lake Area High School South Campus Auditorium, 3551 McKnight Road North, White Bear Lake, MN. Thursday, October 8th 7 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm.) Arrive early to get a seat; the auditorium has only 500 seats and this session frequently packs out by 6:40 pm. Description: Do you think that “financial aid, scholarships, and saved cash are the only ways to pay for college?” Not true! In this power-packed 50 minute session we’ll cover 9 surprising ways you can save your child over $50,000 in future student loan debt — by making a few smart choices when your child is in middle school and high school. A question and answer session will follow. Special guest speaker Jeannie Burlowski blogs weekly on getting kids through college debt free at JeannieBurlowski.com, and she’s also the author of the book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward (due out in 2016). Location: White Bear Lake Area High School South Campus Auditorium, 3551 McKnight Road North, White Bear Lake, MN.
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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?
Jeannie Burlowski is a full-time consultant, author, and conference speaker. She helps parents set their kids up to graduate college debt free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward is due out within months. You can find Jeannie’s free, clear, step-by-step help for parents in the “WHAT TO DO WHEN” section on this website. Follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.
“We only got around to doing a fraction of what Jeannie tells people to do in the free help on her website, and we saved well over $50,000 on college costs. Our daughter earned a four year degree from an excellent private university at age 20, and she’s now in California happily working her dream job at Disney. Get to one of Jeannie’s live classes if you can. Buy a plane ticket if you have to!” — Liz and Tim Weatherhead, parents, Bloomington, MN
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Imagine your 7th grader earning real transferable college credit for the knowledge she just gained in her middle school history class. Are you astounded that this is possible?
Students of all ages can turn their regular school learning into real college credit in 33 different subject areas—thanks to the College Board’s CLEP® program.
CLEP® provides one of the best, fastest, cheapest ways for any student to earn real college credit before they ever set foot on a college campus. And if your middle schooler can do it? Then the high school or college student in your life certainly can.
Your child’s next school break might be an excellent time for him or her to work on earning CLEP® credits. Here are three steps you can take now to make that happen.
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Imagine your child writing a scholarship application essay where she writes in detail about what it was like to have a Japanese college student living in her home for three weeks.
There are so many interesting ways to go with this kind of material — I can’t even begin to list them all.
If you’d like to host a Japanese college student in your Minneapolis/St. Paul area home for three weeks this August, here’s some information on a great program you can be a part of.
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On some middle school and high school campuses, parents form an organization where they meet together monthly to strategize how they can get their kids through college debt free. (The free, step-by-step resources on my website make great discussion material for a group like this.)
Sometimes, this parent group gives birth to a student group that ends up changing the students, the school, the local community, and the world.
(And as a side effect, provides great material to write about in scholarship applications.)
Parents, teachers, and school staff: if you need curriculum for starting up a student club like this, take two minutes and watch this powerful, inspiring video about WE ACT here.
To maximize the probability that your child will get through college debt free and directly into career afterward — be sure to join me for two live classes coming up on April 11th in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. You can get more information here.
What’s your response to the WE ACT Video? Could you see yourself pulling parents together to get WE ACT started on your local middle school or high school campus?