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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. Budgeting for College Without Breaking the Bank

    January 17, 2013

    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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  2. Packed Lunch Ideas That Save Money

    January 9, 2013

    Girl Eating Packed LunchYou know that packing lunches for your family is a great way to save money and ensure that your kids and spouse are eating healthy, nutritious meals even when you are not around. Despite the obvious benefits of brown-bagging it to work and school, it is important to make sure your efforts are paying off for your wallet. After all, it should never cost your family budget more to bring food from home than purchase it on-the-go. According to, packing lunches for your family the right way can save your family an astounding $1,500 per year. If you are interested in packing family lunches to save money, but aren’t sure where to start, take a look at these helpful packed lunch ideas.

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  3. Gerber Life College Plan: A Stress-Free Solution for Parents Paying for College

    January 3, 2013

    Savings Plan for Parents Paying for CollegeIt’s not surprising that a recent independent study commissioned by Gerber Life found that 46% of parents would feel less stressed if their child received a scholarship for college. Who wouldn’t?

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  4. Tips for Saving Money on Insurance

    December 21, 2012

    Family Setting Up Home Alarm SystemTips for saving money on insurance can affect couples and single parents alike. There are so many options and coverages, the choices can make anyone confused and frustrated. Some simple tips can save parents money that can be used for other necessities.

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  5. Holiday Budget Tips

    December 6, 2012

    Family Budgeting For The HolidaysAn Old-Fashioned Approach to Avoiding Gift-Budget Blues

    Tis’ the season to be jolly – and a little frantic about how to stretch your budget to cover gift purchases for all of your nearest and dearest. Not to mention gratuities and thank you gifts for teachers, garbage collectors, the mail carrier, newspaper deliverers and other professionals  – the list seems endless.

    Whether celebrating Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa or kicking off the New Year by hosting a Champagne soiree, tis’ definitely the season of spending. This year, try starting a new tradition that will take the strain out of holiday splurging for next year:  Start an old-fashioned “Christmas Club” or “Holiday Club.” Get started with our holiday budget tips: