Saving Money

Family finance tips

At Gerber Life we know the value of a hard-earned dollar. And when you're raising a family, it becomes even more important to stretch that dollar as far as it can go to help you save money. Our family finance tips can help you make smart decisions for spending your money as well as help you make use of opportunities to save it. Whether it's clipping coupons before grocery shopping or throwing a do-it-yourself (DIY) children's birthday party, our family finance tips can help you think outside the box, so that you can put more money into saving.

  1. Avoid College Debt by Planning Ahead

    Avoiding College DebtDid you know that the average student loan debt for a 2011 college graduate is $23,300?* It should come as no surprise that a recent study commissioned by Gerber Life reveals that 47% of parents are concerned that their child may graduate with a lot of student loan debt.

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  2. Scholarships for Single Mothers

    Single Mom Attending ClassSingle mothers typically have a full plate of duties and responsibilities. Yet, many are expert multi-taskers. Balancing parenthood, work and education is a common challenge. There is seldom enough money to meet education costs. Single mothers often believe a college education is beyond their reach for financial reasons. The common need for financial help for single mothers is available. Here are some scholarships for single mothers.

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  3. Balancing Bills and Saving for College

    Finding Ways to Save for CollegeA recent study commissioned by Gerber Life confirms that parents with young children find it difficult to save for college. They identify two main reasons — mortgage/rent payments and general household bills.

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  4. Baby Shower Ideas on a Budget

    Baby Shower on a BudgetParties are so much fun, especially baby showers. But, the tiny details that make the day memorable often come attached to a healthy price tag that can send you soaring over your party budget before you know it. Before planning your next shower, here are some baby shower ideas on a budget to help save you money.

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  5. Budgeting for College Without Breaking the Bank

    Making Room in the Budget for College SavingsWhen you think about how much parents love their children, and how important it is to budget for college, it’s not surprising to learn that 91% of moms and dads would give up vacations, cell phones or the Internet if it meant that their child’s education would be paid.

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