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The Sweaty Truth About Sports Scholarships

The Sweaty Truth About Sports Scholarships

Here's What We're Talking About This Week! Parents of athletes fork out thousands to cover sports expenses over the years. Many wonder, “Is all this time, effort, and money going to pay off big when this kid gets to college?” Here, the sweaty truth about sports...

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Top 9 Books I Most Love For Parents and Students

Top 9 Books I Most Love For Parents and Students

Here's What We're Talking About This Week! Books make great gifts. Why? Because a carefully chosen book can literally change a life. In this short article I share the top 9 books I most love for parents, 20-somethings, and students ages 12 and up. You’ll find my most...

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Happiest College Breaks Start With These Boundaries

Happiest College Breaks Start With These Boundaries

Here's What We're Talking About This Week! 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...

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College Financing: Should Kids Just Do It Themselves?

College Financing: Should Kids Just Do It Themselves?

Here's What We're Talking About This Week! Some parents try to save a little time, energy, and money by putting their kids in charge of planning out their own college financing. “She's nearly an adult—let her figure it out herself and live with the consequences,” some...

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Get More College Scholarships—Starting in 8th Grade!

You'd love to get the kids you care about through college debt-free. It's easier than you think—even if you can't save a penny, even if you make too much to get any government financial aid. (Or you think you do.) Register instantly below—for free, courtesy of...

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Your Kid Might Go To Med School or Grad School One Day?

Your Kid Might Go To Med School or Grad School One Day?

Here's What We're Talking About This Week! Your kid might go to med school or grad school one day? This week we're relieving stress about applying—by featuring an interview I did on the Greek University podcast. This interview covers a lot of valuable ground (so it’s...

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In College? Do This and Slash Your Student Loan Debt

In College? Do This and Slash Your Student Loan Debt

This article has been updated. You’ll find my most current info on this subject here. See you over there! —Jeannie Burlowski Let me be your guide to debt-free college—every week. (We can accomplish this no matter your current income level, even if your kid never gets...

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Got a Big Problem with Standardized Testing?

Got a Big Problem with Standardized Testing?

Here's What We're Talking About This Week! What do you do if your kid is having serious problems succeeding on standardized tests like the SAT and the ACT? Having your son or daughter apply to one or more test-optional schools might be a really good answer. You’ll...

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Got Kids Ages 12–26? You Need This!

Got Kids Ages 12–26? You Need This!

Free Webinar You'd love to get the kids you care about through college debt-free. It's easier than you think—even if you can't save a penny, even if you make too much to get any government financial aid. (Or you think you do.) Register instantly below—for free,...

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What To Do If Your Teen Does Something Really Bad

What To Do If Your Teen Does Something Really Bad

What do you do if your teen does something really bad? It could be assault, theft, getting caught with drugs—or 100 other things. What do you do?  Your most effective response when your teen does something really bad—is to respond with empathy. Soften your face and...

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It’s catch-up week! Which of these haven’t you seen?

I'm spending Memorial Day 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...

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These Things Require Zero Talent! And They’re Free!

These things require zero talent! And they're free! (And they can skyrocket your success—no matter where you go to college.) For clear, step-by-step help getting your kids into and through college programs that develop talent—and doing it all debt-free without...

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College and Tech School BOTH? Genius!

Today I'm featuring one of my favorite articles I've ever written. It explains how your kid could attend technical school and college both—and graduate debt-free (with wildly enhanced practical job skills) at the age of 22. Genius. Best time to share this article with...

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Increase Admissions Chances 40%—With One Phone Call

Increase Admissions Chances 40%—With One Phone Call

How fantastic would it be to increase college admissions chances 40%—in one day? With just one phone call? Read this article I've written titled One Call Can Increase Admissions Chances 40%. It's liberating and exciting to think that just one phone call could both...

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

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

I'm spending holiday time with my family this week—and I hope you are too. Whenever I take time off like this, I like to point you to some of my most helpful past articles that you may have missed. This gives you a chance to catch up—right on a week when you may have...

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BEST Holiday Idea for Teens Heading to College Soon

BEST Holiday Idea for Teens Heading to College Soon

Want to know the best holiday idea for teens heading to college soon? Surprise—this isn't about getting your teen a physical holiday gift. It's about something far more important. Read the short article I've written about what's going to feel most important for your...

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If You Ever Feel Like a Failure—Remember Star Trek!

If You Ever Feel Like a Failure—Remember Star Trek!

I love this tweet I saw recently: And to think it all started with depictions of planets looking like boxes covered by blankets in a parent's basement! Who you are today is not necessarily who you'll be in the future. Keep making good decisions—keep moving forward....

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

It’s Catch Up Week! Which of These Articles Did You Miss?

I'm taking some extra time off this Thanksgiving—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...

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Fill Your Kids With So Much Love That…

Fill Your Kids With So Much Love That…

I love this quote by author and speaker Jon Acuff: I'm right there with you Jon. For sure. Who is Jon Acuff? Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done and an INC Top 100 Leadership Speaker. You can get acquainted with...

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A Mom Stopped Me at Costco to Say…

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. Her oldest is in medical school now, and has a huge jump-start on keeping his med school...

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Online Class—College Study Skills—August 14th, 2021

Online Class—College Study Skills—August 14th, 2021

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...

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Never Tell a Kid, “That’s Impossible.” Here’s Why

Never Tell a Kid, “That’s Impossible.” Here’s Why

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...

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What Success Really Looks Like—Surprise!

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...

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

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

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...

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Free Downloadable: Questions to Ask on College Visits

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...

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30 Things a Standardized Test Can’t Measure

30 Things a Standardized Test Can’t Measure

To help your kids get free from worry over standardized tests—read the very helpful article I've written here. It's making a lot of students and parents feel better! I'm Jeannie Burlowski, author of: Pick out what you need to read in it using the fast-paced, 10-minute...

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And Then I Realized: Adventures are the Best Way to Learn

And Then I Realized: Adventures are the Best Way to Learn

It’s a wise idea to view difficult, challenging tasks as adventures. Adventures that allow you to climb to new heights—and see things you've never seen before! Take your kids on the adventure of their lives using the steps in this book: Pick out what you need to read...

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

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...

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When Change is Needed—Do This!

When Change is Needed—Do This!

Why wait until January 1st to start off on a new path? If making a change will help your life (or your kids' lives), you could start on your new path this coming Monday. One way to do this is to subscribe to my free weekly email newsletter, which keeps debt-free...

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11 Delicious Foods That Boost Brain and Memory

11 Delicious Foods That Boost Brain and Memory

I love this Healthline article about 11 foods that boost brain and memory: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-brain-foods Are you looking to especially boost brain power for academic work or standardized testing? Read an additional article: What Should Students...

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The World Waits for the Light that is You

The World Waits for the Light that is You

Your kids may very well be the ones going forth to mend the world. For clear, step-by-step help getting those kids through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward, get a copy of my book: It's a reference book, so nobody reads the whole thing all at...

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Parenting Through the Pandemic

Parenting Through the Pandemic

If you're parenting through the pandemic, you're doing something that hasn't been done in this country in 100 years. Nothing—nobody—has prepared you for this. Let me give you a boost of encouragement. You are doing better than you think. Give yourself a break. Cut...

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What Makes a Good Life?

What Makes a Good Life?

What makes a good life? To find out, let's look at the longest study, ever, on human happiness. You can help your kids have happy lives by setting them up for careers they love. For clear, step-by-step help with this, get a copy of my book: It's a reference book, so...

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How Having Kids Helps Us in Chaotic, Uncertain Times

How Having Kids Helps Us in Chaotic, Uncertain Times

Having kids in the house keeps us looking toward the future. It constantly lifts our eyes to the horizon—to what will be years down the line. In chaotic, uncertain times, this is good for us. Especially when we say to ourselves, "I can't control what's going on in the...

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Here’s What it’s Like—Being a Parent

Here’s What it’s Like—Being a Parent

Being a parent—what's it like? Tonight, in just a few minutes after dinner, get your kids ready to open their own parachutes. I can help you get those kids (ages 12–26) through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward. Your first step toward this goal is...

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She Believed She Could, and So She Did

She Believed She Could, and So She Did

You CAN do this! Getting your kids through college debt-free is achievable! You can achieve this great goal—you just need someone to guide you. For clear, step-by-step help getting your kids through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward, get a copy of my...

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Push On

Push On

It takes a lot of internal fortitude to stay with the process of getting your kids through college debt-free. For clear, step-by-step help with the whole process from beginning to end, get my book: It's a reference book, so nobody reads the whole thing all at once—but...

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The Importance of Small Steps

The Importance of Small Steps

Which ladder would you rather climb? For small, manageable steps toward debt-free college, get a copy of my book. Read just Chapters 1 and 2 only, and you will feel on fire and inspired to keep going. Pick out what you, specifically, need to read in it using the...

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We are Getting Through

We are Getting Through

Getting your kid through college debt-free is just like any other endeavor in life—you get to that goal by moving forward, one step at a time. You got through that last part, didn't you? Then you are getting through. For clear, step-by-step help getting your kids...

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I’m Not Behind or Unproductive

I’m Not Behind or Unproductive

This holiday season, don't forget to have some empathy and kindness for yourself. To lessen your stress about debt-free college for your kids, read just the first two chapters of my book. It's a reference book, so nobody reads the whole thing all at once—but even if...

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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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