Got Kids Ages 12–26? You Need This

Jam-Packed Webinar Sponsored by Thrivent's Chicagoland Region

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 for a webinar instantly below—for free, courtesy of Thrivent.

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How to Convince Kids They Don’t Need Student Loans (1 hour)

Learn 3 surprising strategies that help students ages 12–18 to develop professional confidence early on, increase potential to graduate college debt-free, and feel poised and ready to step directly into satisfying career after college. (Even if they don’t get a single scholarship.) For students ages 12–18, their parents and grandparents, and the professionals who serve them. 

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 1:00 pm CDT | 11:00 pm PDT | 2:00 pm EDT

FREE Register here.

(Note: your link to get into these webinars will come to you from Thrivent. Check all your email folders for “Thrivent.”)

View a fast-paced 3-minute video invitation by Jeannie Burlowski, our webinar presenter, here:

* These webinars are brought to the community at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Thrivent. Nothing is sold in these webinars. These webinars are available at these times only and will not be replayed. Connect with a caring Thrivent professional at Thrivent.com.

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Will Your Kid Be Able to Afford His Dream Life?

Will your daughter be able to afford her dream life? Will your son be able to live the way he wants to—considering the adult income he’s headed toward right now?

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Have your kids (ages 8–26) complete this short quiz sponsored by Jump$tart. (They’re rockstars in building financial literacy for students.)

Take the Jump$tart quiz here:

Jump$tart’s Reality Check

If your teen or college student wants to get a good job someday but doesn’t know which career focus to pick, here’s a great inspiring article that can help—no matter the kid’s current age:

12th Grader’s Got No Career Direction? Do This—Right Now.

Give your kids a jumpstart on a dream life. Get your copy of:

Pick out what you need to read in it using the fast-paced, 10-minute video instructions here.

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Exciting FAFSA Changes Coming in 2022! I’m On It!

Exciting FAFSA changes are coming—in 2022!

I’ve been telling families for years—be 100% sure to fill out the FAFSA financial aid form every October 1st that there’s even a chance you’ll have a kid in college or trade school the following fall—because you don’t want to leave free college money on the table.

This is still true, and it still applies to you even if you’re rich.

Always fill out the FAFSA financial aid form, always at your earliest opportunity. This advice will not change.

Now you’re wondering, “How will these 2022 FAFSA changes affect my kids specifically?

If you’re feeling worried about FAFSA changes at all—just hold your horses.

I’m here to help my followers make a seamless, effortless leap between the old FAFSA system and the new one.

You’ll be right where you need to be if you’ll open my free weekly email newsletter every Monday morning. This is how I’ll keep you completely updated. Get your free subscription here, now. Don’t delay.

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Best news—when the time is right, I’ll be providing all the info you’ll need about FAFSA changes—all in one place.

For now, we’re all continuing to proceed through the clear directions in the first edition of my book, LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward. (Learn the fastest, easiest way to use this book based on your kid’s age at bit.ly/easylaunchinstructions.)

When it’s time for us to shift to the new FAFSA system, an updated, brand-new second edition of LAUNCH will pull all the pieces together for parents of kids ages 12–26—and for the professionals who serve them.

That won’t happen for a while, though—so be sure you’re continuing to follow the instructions in the first edition of LAUNCH that’s currently available on Amazon.

This plan will make sure your family doesn’t fall behind in any way.

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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 zipping by outside the window.)

Did your kids struggle with at-home learning during the pandemic?

Helping our kids succeed at high school, college, and life despite at-home learning is a part of getting them through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward. I provide students ages 12–26, their parents, and the professionals who serve them with help on this subject inside my TRIBE Membership. Learn more and get on the Waiting List here.

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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.

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One way to do this is to subscribe to my free weekly email newsletter, which keeps debt-free college at the top of your mind as your kids are growing up from age 12 to age 26. It comes out every Monday morning.

You can subscribe now, here.

This small step will take only seconds—but can help you make incremental changes that can impact your children and your grandchildren for generations.

For more inspiration on the subject of small steps that lead to huge results, read the article I wrote on the power of taking 5 minutes to look toward the parenting horizon.

It’ll help you feel better about all you’re doing for your kids this week.

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Love Kids Ages 12–26? You Need This

Jam-Packed Webinar Sponsored by Thrivent's Northland Region

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 for a webinar instantly below—for free, courtesy of Thrivent.

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Choose one, or attend all three of these free online events:

1. April 1st, 2021 How to Win More College Scholarships—Starting in 8th Grade (1 hour)

What’s one powerful thing any kid can do to become a top contender for college scholarships—even with lower grades and test scores? Learn this—along with a strategy for writing one scholarship application essay that can be used over and over again to apply for more than 100 different scholarships. For students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents, and for the professionals who serve them.

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 7:00 pm CDT | 5:00 pm PDT | 8:00 pm EDT

FREE Register here.

(Note: your link to get into the webinar will come to you from Thrivent. Check all your email folders for “Thrivent.”)

2. April 8th, 2021 How Grandparents Are Lighting the Way to Debt-Free College For the Kids They Love (1 hour)

Learn an innovative, practical way that grandparents can build ongoing, loving
connection with their grandchildren, leave a legacy that will last, and increase the probability that the grandkids will graduate college debt-free—all without spending one penny more than the grandparents are right now. For parents and grandparents of students ages 12–26, and the professionals who serve them.

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 7:00 pm CDT | 5:00 pm PDT | 8:00 pm EDT

FREE Register here.

(Note: your link to get into the webinar will come to you from Thrivent. Check all your email folders for “Thrivent.”)

3. April 15th, 2021 How to Convince Kids They Don’t Need Student Loans (1 hour)

Learn 3 surprising strategies that help students ages 12–18 to develop professional confidence early on, increase potential to graduate college debt-free, and feel poised and ready to step directly into satisfying career after college. (Even if they don’t get a single scholarship.) For students ages 12–18, their parents and grandparents, and the professionals who serve them. 

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 7:00 pm CDT | 5:00 pm PDT | 8:00 pm EDT

FREE Register here.

(Note: your link to get into the webinar will come to you from Thrivent. Check all your email folders for “Thrivent.”)

View a fast-paced 3-minute video invitation by our webinar presenter here.

* These webinars are brought to the community at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Thrivent. Nothing is sold in these webinars. These webinars are available at these times only and will not be replayed. Connect with a caring Thrivent professional at Thrivent.com.

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Huge Earning Potential for Young People Skilled in a Trade

You’ve assumed for years that your kid would probably go to 4-year college. But what if your kid could make more money, have less debt, spend fewer years in school, and enjoy greater career joy by becoming skilled in a trade?

Huge career potential for kids skilled in a trade

The video here, featuring Discovery Channel TV host Mike Rowe, tells the story.

(Watch for the story of the Cornell math major who left her 4-year college to become skilled in a trade. She’s thrilled with her decision!)

Some lucky students are becoming skilled in a trade and getting a 4-year degree at the same time!

And they’re doing it debt-free—by age 22! Learn how in the article I wrote here.

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The video above says this about students who are aiming to become skilled in the trades:

This country’s entering a new age of work. A new age of making things, and fixing things, and building things. An age where those skilled in the trades are going to be in demand like never before.

I hope you’ll encourage the kids you love to consider becoming skilled in a trade.

Becoming skilled in a trade can lead to a lifetime of happy job satisfaction.

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Live, Online Help is Here—Join My TRIBE Membership Waiting List

Doors to my TRIBE Membership are currently closed. Doors will open again for just 5 days in September of 2021. This page allows you to learn more, and join the Waiting List. Space is limited.

You’ve got a book that helps you get kids through college debt-free—but you want more.

When you have a question on a step you’ve just read about in this bookyou’d love to get access to the author to get that question answered. 

That help is available inside Jeannie Burlowski’s TRIBE Membership.

Along with community and accountability that makes the whole process more fun.

Whether the kids you care about are in middle school or in high school right now.

(Learn what other parents are saying about this at the bottom of this page.)

The doors to my TRIBE Membership are currently closed.

Doors open just twice each year—for 5 days in March and 5 days in September.

Space is limited.

Join when the doors are open and get these 6 benefits:

1. TRIBE Members get access to the author online, in a group setting, 10–15 times per year.

Just 10–15 times per year—not a big time commitment!

Read your scheduled chapter in LAUNCH, and then attend the corresponding online group meeting if you have questions or would like extra help. That’s it! No extra work for you beyond just the 10–15 online meetings each year.

Many of the parents, financial advising professionals, guidance counselors, and admissions consultants inside this TRIBE Membership think of it the way they think of their AAA Auto Club membership. “Use it only when you get stuck!”

Other members carefully put every TRIBE Membership meeting into their calendars—using our online gatherings as a way to keep accountable and keep moving.

You never know—someone else in the TRIBE Membership might come up with a question or an idea you’d never thought of before. We’re better together!

2. TRIBE Members get the powerful boost that comes from accountability.

You might forget to read a book on your shelf—but when you’ve got an online meeting on your calendar, you’re going to show up, be prepared, and take action when the meeting’s over.

When people are expecting you—you show up.

And showing up is what keeps you moving forward on the debt-free college and thriving career journey.

Whether the teens you care about are being cooperative right now or not—and no matter your family income level.

And if you need to miss a session? No problem. Recordings are available inside the membership for two weeks after each session is over.

3. TRIBE Members save time. (They get the 3-session View From The Top of the Mountain class included for free.)

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