The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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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. Benefits of Endowment Insurance

    College Student StudyingChoosing the best life insurance policy for your needs represents an essential step toward safeguarding your family’s future. While you’ve likely heard of term life and permanent (whole) life insurance policies, you might not have considered an endowment life insurance policy. This form of permanent life insurance offers a range of benefits.

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  2. Turn Trash into Creative Eco-Friendly Gifts

    Eco-Friendly Gift IdeasCreating eco-friendly gifts from items that might usually be thrown out after use can provide an opportunity to spend quality time with your kids or grandkids, while teaching the importance of recycling. Here are some creative eco-friendly gift ideas that are easy to make and just as rewarding to give.

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    Categories: Living Green
  3. College Savings Accounts

    Parent Reading With ChildShould I save for college in my name or my child’s name?

    Saving for your child’s college education represents an investment in your child’s future. After all, the average cost of a college education has been rising steadily for decades – about 7% per year according to Forbes business magazine. That trend is expected to continue indefinitely.

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    Categories: College Planning
  4. College 529 Plans: Can I Invest in Any State’s Plan?

    Mother Reviewing 529 Plans With SonsA 529 college savings plan is an investment vehicle you can use to plan for your child’s future educational expenses. Though each state has its own college 529 plan, you are not restricted from purchasing a plan outside your state of residence.

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  5. School Milestones Quiz

    School-Age Child With Her FamilyFamily togetherness can get out of sync during the school year. Parents often work harder and longer to pay for the extra expenses associated with school. Children’s schedules and activities often have them running in many different directions.

    Before the school year kicks into high gear, take a few moments to relax and have some fun. Test your knowledge about school-related milestones in this quiz:

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    Categories: General Interest