The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

What parents want to know

With work, family and finances, modern parenting can sometimes feel like a juggling act. The Gerber Life parenting blog gives parents advice and tips to help you take on today-and plan for tomorrow. Our parenting blog offers articles on saving money, college planning, family insurance, parenting tips, living green, and health and safety. Although we may not be able to manage your retirement account, drive your all-star athlete to practice, or cook your family's favorite three-cheese lasagna, our parenting blog can provide you with ideas, advice and tips so that you can focus on what matters most: raising healthy, happy kids. We invite you to join the conversation and enjoy our parenting blog.

  1. Retirement Savings Guidelines: How Much Should You Save and by When?

    Elderly couple working on financesRetirement can mean different things to different people, but one aspect remains constant: having some kind of retirement savings in order to pay your living expenses if you will no longer receive a paycheck or other income.

    Determining how much to save for retirement can be tricky and will vary from person to person. You can use the following steps as a guide to figure out how much to save at each stage of your life.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  2. When Should I Consider Increasing My Insurance Coverage?

    Family playing togetherAt some point in your life, you may decide that the coverage amount of your life insurance policy is no longer enough. Things have changed, and you need more coverage for greater peace of mind. That’s normal. People often need to increase their coverage.

    As part of our ongoing blog posting efforts in answering typical questions about life insurance, here are some ways for determining if you should increase life insurance coverage:

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  3. Quiz: Test Your Life Insurance (and Gerber Life) Knowledge

    Test your life insurance knowledge quizLife insurance is often viewed as a confusing topic. In fact, according the 2015 Insurance Barometer study conducted by worldwide research organization LIMRA and non-profit Life Happens, 38 percent of consumers did not purchase (or did not purchase more) life insurance because they found life insurance research to be confusing. They did not know what types of policies they should buy or how much coverage they needed.

    Put your life insurance knowledge and your knowledge of the Gerber Life products to the test and take our life insurance quiz below. If you get stuck, here’s a hint – all the answers can be found somewhere on our website.

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  4. Common Symptoms of Child Ear Infections

    Common symptoms of child ear infections Common symptoms of child ear infections infographicSeeing your child in pain can be painful in itself. For younger children who may not yet have the language skills to communicate what he or she is feeling, it can be especially frustrating for parents as they try to determine the cause of the pain, so that they can try to relieve it.

    How can you tell if your child is suffering from an ear infection? Watch for these common child ear infection symptoms:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  5. Should Seniors Consider Buying Life Insurance?

    Grandfather father and boy taking a picturePeople generally have fewer financial obligations as they get older. A home mortgage might be paid off or nearly paid off; the expense of raising children and putting them through college may no longer be a factor.

    In addition, you may have a substantial amount in your retirement savings.

    So, is life insurance for seniors necessary? Maybe yes, maybe no, although life insurance at any age can be important. You might not need the same level of life insurance as when you were younger, but the risk of not having life insurance may still be greater than the cost of having it. A lot depends on how many loved ones are dependent on you and how much of a safety net you already have.

    Here are a few questions to consider when thinking about buying life insurance for seniors:

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