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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 save money.

  1. Replace Worries With A Plan: Save Early for College Tuition

    March 6, 2013

    Saving for College TuitionAre you worried about saving for your child’s college tuition? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey shows that more than 80% of parents have at least one worry about saving for their child’s future college tuition.

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  2. Avoid College Debt by Planning Ahead

    February 20, 2013

    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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  3. Scholarships for Single Mothers

    February 19, 2013

    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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  4. Zero-Waste School Lunches Help the Earth and Your Pocketbook

    February 7, 2013

    Environmentally-Friendly Resuable Lunchbox and ThermosDid you know that typical “brown-bag” lunches create 67 pounds of trash per child each year? That’s almost 20,000 pounds of waste per school – and when you multiply that by thousands of schools around the county, the waste really adds up.

    Fortunately, there’s a simple solution: A zero waste lunch. Not only is this method better for the environment, it’s easy to do, provides your child with healthy meals, and costs less than using pre-packaged foods – saving your family almost $250 per year.

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  5. Balancing Bills and Saving for College

    February 6, 2013

    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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