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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 put more money into saving.

  1. 10 Ways to Save More Money Year-Round

    Grocery List and CouponsChances are that you already know ways to save money. For example, foregoing a drive-thru latte each morning can add up to a cool $1,000 every year, and saving your loose change at the end of the day could generate enough cash to cover the cost of a round-trip domestic plane ticket. Whether you are saving for college or looking to build an emergency fund, here are a few lesser-known tips for saving money throughout the year:

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  2. Shop Smart and Safely on ‘Black Friday’

    Black Friday ShoppingThe day after Thanksgiving – known as “Black Friday” – is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, when intrepid shoppers brave long lines and sometimes unruly crowds for legendary bargains.

    A couple of theories profess how the day came to be called “Black Friday.” One theory credits it to the time of year when retailers typically stop operating at a loss and get “back in the black.” Another says Black Friday got its black eye because of traffic jams and other mayhem caused by frenzied shoppers.

    So when Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season with heaps of hot deals, get ready to shop – but not till you drop. Instead, arm yourself with the following saving – and survival – tips for Black Friday:

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  3. Repair or Replace?

    Broken Washing MachineHow to know when your appliances have reached the end of their life.

    When a major appliance in your home breaks down, you are faced with a decision: Do you pay to have the appliance repaired or do you replace it? According to Consumer Reports, the best choice in this situation will depend on the age of the appliance, its fair market value and whether it is currently under warranty.

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  4. DIY Home Décor Ideas

    Woman Remodeling HomeDo-It-Yourself home décor is not only budget-friendly but also a unique way of expressing your family’s personal style. If you are itching to makeover your space but don’t want to break the bank, check out these DIY tips:

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  5. Five Low Cost Ideas for Halloween Fun

    Family Halloween FunHalloween is creeping up! Yes, the holiday celebrating the scary and the sugary will soon be upon us. You don’t need to break the bank to have fun during Halloween. Our five low cost Halloween ideas are sure to please the whole family!

    To be sure, Halloween is no longer just one day centered on children’s trick-or-treating. It has become a season unto itself. There are many ways that parents and kids can enjoy this highlight of the fall. Plan a spooktacular Halloween with these five ideas for enjoying the spirit of the season without having to spend a lot of money.

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