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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

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!

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 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…

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 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

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

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!

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?

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

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

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

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?

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!

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

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

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

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? 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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In My Keynote Address—I Made This Amazing Promise

On Sunday, October 4th, 2020, I was the keynote speaker at the online College Planning Untangled conference. Below is a small segment of that keynote. (If you've followed me for a while—can you guess what key principle I was speaking about here?) I said: "Here's our...

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Got Kids or Grandkids Ages 12–26? You Need This

You'd love to see the kids you love get through college debt-free. It's easier than you think—especially if you can start early. Register instantly below—for free, courtesy of Thrivent Financial. Choose one, or attend all three of these free online events: 1. April...

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You Want to Write a Book? Do It.

Today I'm sharing a bit about my own author journey—in hopes of saving you years of wasted effort. When I started out to write a book, I had a message that I knew could change the world for students and parents. I'd already been a professional writer for over 25...

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A Virtuous Life, a Rich Life—In Just 30 Seconds

As for me—I'd love to live a virtuous life. A rich life. I got great help from this diagram—in just about 30 seconds! I love it. A virtuous life is one of balance between deficiency and excess. Interesting. This is thought-provoking—and worthy of putting up on the...

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Try Not To Embarrass Your Kids

Parents, if you can—try not to embarrass your kids. But if you just can't help yourself—go ahead and do it up big! Because nobody knows and loves your kids like you do. I'm Jeannie Burlowski, and I'm the author of this book: It's a reference book, so nobody reads the...

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How to Keep Your Brain Wired for Energy and Creativity

Many of us have been repenting, in tears, of our own lack of action—lack of paying attention—when it comes to racial injustice. Now we wonder, "What can I do?" One thing is—remain engaged. Not grow weary in well-doing. We can't let our fiery conviction that change...

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Heartbroken

Friends, I'm heartbroken over what is happening in Minneapolis and around the United States. I've been fighting against income and education inequality as hard as I can for 10 years. Thank you to all who have helped me. I am redoubling my efforts—if I can just see...

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On Memorial Day, 2020—We Pledge to Make a Difference

On Memorial Day, 2020, we remember those who have risked their lives, and given their lives for us. And we as adults pledge to make a difference. We pledge to help build courage and character into the teens and 20-somethings we care about—so much so that they're able...

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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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How Will You Get Her Through College Debt-Free?

How will you get your daughter through college debt-free? Step by step. The same way you've gotten her through every other thing in life. For clear, step-by-step help getting your kids to one of life's most monumental goals, it takes only 7 hours to read my book:  You...

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Join Me Live Saturday—Get Inspiration About Scholarships

Join me live, online, on Saturday May 9th, 2020 for fresh inspiration on applying for scholarships. Bring the kids (ages 12–26), and invite friends and family all over the U.S. to join you. Easiest Way to Win College Scholarships—Starting in 8th Grade Free Webinar...

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MUST-HAVE Student Loan Info for During the Pandemic (AUDIO)

The recording below contains critically important student loan info for during the pandemic. Forward this article on to anyone you know who's spent any amount of time in college—ever. (As well as the parents who might have cosigned loans for them.) You may have heard...

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My Holiday Plans Are Exciting—And They Affect You

This year, I've got exciting holiday plans—and they affect you. 1. One of my holiday plans is—I'm getting help with completely revamping the look of this website. When I finish this revamp, it'll be easier for my new visitors to understand what I do—and it'll be...

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Change of Plans for Parents Who Follow Me! Details Here.

In late August of 2019, I made an exciting announcement to the parents who follow me. Low-cost, personal debt-free college planning help from me—coming soon! At that time I wrote to the parents who follow me: "I'm going to be bringing together a tribe—a group of...

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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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