Saving Money

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. How to Plan for Your Retirement

    Mother Planning for RetirementWomen still face unique challenges when it comes to saving for a more secure retirement. Despite huge steps forward with regard to education and career opportunities, women are still more likely than men to be a single parent. Far more often than men, they take time off from their career to raise children. Typically, they live longer than men. These factors combined mean it’s extremely important for the mothers, grandmothers and daughters in our lives to have a solid plan for their financial future. This Mother’s Day, we want to make sure that the women in our lives are prepared for tomorrow. Here are some useful tips on how to plan for your retirement.

  2. DIY Kid’s Birthday Party Ideas

    Grandmother and Granddaughter Baking Birthday CakeJust because you can’t afford to shell out hundreds of dollars for your child’s birthday party doesn’t mean you can’t create a memory that will last them a lifetime. If you’re strapped for cash and are in need of some creative yet thrifty kid’s birthday party ideas, taking the DIY route is your best bet. Here are a few fun DIY kids’ party ideas.

  3. Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget

    Shopper Buying Healthy GroceriesThe average American grocery store is full of pitfalls. From processed food to fat-laden convenience items, it can be hard to navigate the supermarket landscape, especially with kids in tow. With a little know-how you can beat the grocery shopping blues and learn to buy healthy food on a budget. Here are some ways:

  4. Gerber Life Video Contest Voting Ends April 8th!

    Gerber Life Video Contest Voting Ends April 8Vote for your favorite video and help one lucky family win a $10,000 Gerber Life College Plan!

    In our Bring Dreams to Life Video Contest we’ve asked parents and grandparents to share a video showing what their child or grandchild, aged 8 years old or younger, dreams of being when he or she grows up. We’ve been receiving some great videos! From your desktop or laptop computer, visit our contest page at www.facebook.com/gerberlife to view the videos entered and to vote for your favorite. Remember to share the contest with all of your friends and family, so that they can vote, too!

  5. Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

    Couple Spring Cleaning FinancesThe perfect time to get your financial house in order

    It’s easy to get inspired to pick up a dust mop, tuck away sweaters and snow boots, and air out the last of Winter with windows thrown wide to the Springtime sun. Polishing up your financial window may be a little more daunting. But Spring—and the kickoff of tax season—is the perfect time to clean more than cobwebs by getting your financial house in order, too.