Not that many decades ago, stay-at-home mothers were the norm in the United States. That started changing during and after World War II because of numerous factors, including the need for women factory workers during the booming war years and a growing post-war economy. This led to two-working-parent households seeking to “keep up with the Joneses,” more women attending college than ever before, and more women joining the workforce to earn their own paycheck or expand their horizons.
Today, many women continue to balance career and family, and some are the primary breadwinner. However, an interesting trend has emerged: Although women were once tasked with raising the children, the past two decades have seen a steady increase in the number of men who choose to be stay-at-home dads, although for different reasons. Since 1989, the number of men who do not work outside the home has nearly doubled.
The accompanying infographic features stay-at-home dad statistics that may surprise you.
The distinguished statesmen from the 13 original colonies who conceived, shaped, hashed out, penned and convened to produce two of the greatest documents in history – the Declaration of Independence and subsequently the Constitution of the United States – had many different beliefs, personalities and agendas, which made the difficult task of creating a new nation even harder. In some ways, it’s a small miracle that the Constitution was written and agreed upon.
This Father’s Day, we pay homage to the men who created our country and to four of them in particular. So which of these four Founding Fathers might you be most like – Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton or George Washington? Take our Founding Fathers quiz to find out:
When we wanted to know more about why our customers like Gerber Life and our insurance, we decided to ask them. When we heard the responses, we couldn’t have been happier. That’s not only because they have positive things to say, but it’s also because their feedback so well describes both who we are as a company and who we continually strive to be – the name that parents trust to help protect their families.
Watch this “Why I Love Gerber Life” video, featuring real life insurance testimonials, and then see below for some of the many comments that make us smile:
As you may know, the best time to purchase life insurance is when you are young, in good health and have dependents. At this stage of your life, you’ll often be able to lock-in low premiums for the duration of your policy.
For various reasons however, a fair number of people won’t purchase life insurance in this “sweet spot.” Even if individuals don’t buy life insurance in this ideal window, many will still seek to obtain policies later in life. Due to this, you might wonder if it is too late (or too early) to get life insurance whenever it is that you begin to consider buying it.
Find out the answer to this common question below:
At Gerber Life, we strive to be the name that parents trust to help protect their families. We’re therefore always looking for feedback about how we’re doing from customers who own our life insurance policies. So what better way to receive a response from individuals and families than to ask them directly?
The following life insurance testimonials video provides insights about how our customers view Gerber Life and our different kinds of insurance. Enjoy watching this sneak preview of “Why I Love Gerber Life” and then check back on Tuesday, June 9th for the full-length video!