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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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:

  4. How to Reduce Your Debt and Save Money on Credit Cards

    November 21, 2012

    Man Using Credit CardThe recent recession accelerated an already growing debt crisis for many Americans. Parents can easily become overwhelmed by their debt levels and the typically high interest rates that come with unsecured loans and credit cards. However, if you can maintain control and stay somewhat objective, you can systematically reduce your debt, while saving money on credit card interest and fees. Here are tips to create a successful plan to reduce your debt.

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  5. Nitrogen-Filled Tires Save Money and the Environment

    November 15, 2012

    Dad Checking Tire PressureWith gas prices across the country nearing $5 a gallon, its little surprise that motorists are looking for any way possible to save money when they hit the roads. One way to do this? Consider  using nitrogen filled tires for your car.

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