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About

Help us change the world for college students and their families by joining with others to publish and promote the book: 

LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward 

 By Jeannie Burlowski 

 “Sounds good, but aren’t there already books available on this subject?”

No. At this time there are no up-to-date books available on this topic. Why? Because on September 13, 2015, President Obama made massive changes to the way students apply for financial aid to pay for college. This meant that on that day, every other book on this subject was instantly out-of-date.

President Obama's changes will have huge implications for current and future college students and their families. This will be the first book to market that will feature strategies for taking full advantage of those changes.

Besides that, this book is not just solely about creative ways to get college paid for. It’s a reference book. A step-by-step tool for parents that spans parenting strategies, student career clarification, strategic college choice, careful timing, and a vast number of other topics -- as well as every viable method for getting college completely paid for before a student graduates from college. There is no other book like it, anywhere. 

“How do I know that this book provides accurate information?” 

First, the author has extraordinary credential for writing this book. (See the credential section at the bottom of this page.)  Besides this, though, the book is going through a meticulous “beta reading” process where its strategies are being carefully evaluated by experienced professionals in financial planning, accounting, tax law, high school guidance counseling, career counseling, and college admissions and financial aid. The finished book will represent the best advice from experienced professionals in eight different fields. 

"I’m considering giving copies of this book as gifts. Who will want to read it?"

What a great idea! Here are six potential readers for this book: 

1. Busy parents of kids ages 1 – 22 who feel overwhelmed at the thought of digging through massive amounts of conflicting information to figure out the best ways to get college paid for. 

2. Current college students and recent college grads who wonder if there's anything they can do at this point to reduce their debt loads. 

3. Parents who'd rather spend their money on their own retirement than on their kids’ college bills. 

4. Any person who loves a college grad who's still struggling to find an exciting, excellent-fit, well paying career after college. 

5. Parents of high achieving students who need to keep debt load low in anticipation of one day going on to medical school or grad school. 

6. Guidance counselors, parenting experts, educational consultants, accountants, and financial planners who'd love to have advanced expertise helping get kids through college debt free and into great, exciting jobs by age 20, 21, or 22. 

“How close is this book to being finished?” 

This book is already completely written. The finished manuscript is in the hands of Stacy Ennis (StacyEnnis.com), the editor whose name comes up first on Google when you search for "best editor." 

What I need now is funding from you to help me to pay for professional layout, interior and cover design, copyediting, typesetting, proofing, printing, and bookstore distribution – as well as a killer promotional campaign that’ll put this book into the hands of thousands of parents who’d never otherwise be able to afford quality professional help with debt free college planning. 

“Is the book price I’m seeing on the right a discounted price?’ 

Yes.  This is your chance to get this book at the lowest price you will ever see. In the months after your copy of LAUNCH arrives at your door, this book will show up at a substantially higher price in bookstores and online. You can help me get to publication fast by buying multiple discounted copies now and giving them as gifts to friends, family members, clients, high school guidance offices, and libraries. 

“I want to help! What do I do right now?” 

When you donate to this cause, I’ll send you a valuable reward as a thank you.  Look at the list of rewards on the right side of this page now to see which reward appeals to you most, and then click the green button beside it. I hope you strongly consider the "NO BRAINER OPTION," which is one of my most highly recommended top value rewards. 

I have just 60 days to show people my list of rewards and raise the $30,000 necessary to publish and promote this book. If I’m not able to reach the $30,000 mark by then, none of the backers will be charged and the book won’t reach the people it needs to reach. So please also find the "Share" buttons (under the video above) and let your friends and followers know about this. If you’re one of my most avid fans, please share this 1 -5 times between now and March 18th, 2016! 

“What if I need immediate help with this subject and can’t wait for the book to come in the mail?”

If you need immediate help getting kids through college debt free, I lead a vibrant, engaged online community of parents supporting and encouraging one another on this journey. Anyone can jump in and join us at any time by visiting JeannieBurlowski.com

 “What's unique about this book?” 

This book gives parents of kids ages 13 - 22 clear, step-by-step help getting their kids through college debt free and into jobs they love afterward. Even if they can't save a penny. 

The busiest, most harried parents you know will be able to open this book to their kids’ current month and year in middle school or high school, read inspiring instructions on what to do right then, and think: “I can do this!”

“What's the author's credential for writing this book?” 

I have 23 years of experience as a highly sought-after academic consultant. My specialty is getting students to their highest academic and career goals as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. In 23 years literally THOUSANDS of my students and grad school consulting clients have gone on to the most competitive medical schools, law schools, and grad schools in the United States. 

The demand for the kind of help I give far exceeds what I'm able to meet out of my little office in Minneapolis -- and so I've packaged all my debt free college strategies up into one package that anyone can have delivered straight to their doorstep. 

It's everything parents need, all in one place, exactly when they need it. 

Why am I doing this? Because I love college students and I want to change the world for them. Just like you do. 

Thank you for your help! 

When you support this cause you’ll be helping an entire generation of college students to break free of high student loan debt and low employability.  We are changing the world for college students, and you're a part of it.

DISCLAIMER: Information provided by Jeannie Burlowski, JeannieBurlowski.com, and books written by Jeannie Burlowski is for informational purposes only. Because consultants cannot control student grades, test scores, individual family situations, or how well or how thoroughly parents follow the suggestions offered by Jeannie Burlowski, no representation, warranty, or guarantee can be made and no liability is assumed regarding any individual’s ability to graduate college debt free or succeed in career or in life. Seek the advice and counsel of a properly licensed CPA, Certified Financial Planner, or other licensed professional for specific guidance on how to apply suggested principles to your family’s individual financial situation. 

Risks and challenges

This book has already been completely researched and written. It was sent off to a highly acclaimed professional editor in November, 2015. There will be a short round of changes starting in January of 2016, followed by beta reading by professionals in several different fields and then copy-editing and proofing. Jeannie has been writing in a professional capacity for 23 years, so we’re confident that finishing the manuscript is well within our grasp.

After the manuscript has been brought to the finish line we’ll hire professionals to design the interior and the cover and print the physical books. We'll then have them shipped by an experienced fulfillment service. E-book versions of the book will be simpler to distribute since they don't require shipping.

We have a short list of final contractors for each of these services and believe that we have a reasonable timeline that allows for unexpected contingencies.

The one big risk – one we can’t control – is the context of college in the United States. If funding mechanisms for students, colleges, and universities were to suddenly and dramatically change, substantial portions of the book might need to be adjusted or re-written. Considering the degree of political disagreement & deadlock on the issue of helping our kids attend college at an affordable price, though, the risk of substantial political change on this topic in the next six months is very, very low.

When the mechanisms for funding college in the United States change in future years, Jeannie will respond by putting out updated editions of this book.

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