Discounts just for getting old
Seniors can pay less for many consumer items and services, but they may not always know what's available. Here are some of the better deals.
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Do you really want to put this country back at the top ? I have a few ideas I'd like to share. Let's start with trying to be everybody's policeman. Pull our Armed Forces out of countries that have been fighting each other for umpteen years. Now,what to do with all those AMERICAN heroes..? Offer them each a 40% discount on ANY house they choose with no payback to start for 3 years. Why ? These kids are very smart, show responsibility, and are willing to go out on a limb to start new businesses from the ground up. Wind energy, and all sorts of other energy alternative companys could begin to get our infrastructure moving. They hire others.. they see a better way.. etc. There is no way you can alter congress. Too much greed, longevity bred in, and don't forget just how much money it took for those shysters to get the job in the first place !
Naturally it was mostly OUR money via taxation of the middle class. Any law that takes 2000 pages is rhetoric and nothing else. Loopholes and partisianship GALORE. Less Federal government and a revision of much of the tax laws will help too.
No one is forced to take adiscount....but if you wish you may and probably earned it.
i would like to clear some thing up....seniors pay for everything they get....the money they get from social security was paid in over many years of working,
Medicare is far from free. A premium is paid, and there is a share of cost paid with each visit to the doctor. If seen in ER or admitted to a hospital there is a charge for all of it.....plus any doctors they
have you seen by also sends a bill. There usually are several and they are specialists....who charge plenty and are not a part of any loop of doctors who accept medicare. Many doctors do not because of complicated billing..special tests may not be covered , and blood work is limited to the number in accordance with the condition. if you surpass the number they will pay for the whole bill is on the senior to pay in cash. Many seniors have ruined credit because if the bill is not paid at once ..you simply get turned over to the credit bureau.at once.
A female senior isalways assumed to be stupid about car repairs...AC being charged ...they always tell the woman the unit is shot and has to be replaced...they .put is a few dollars of coolant and charge her about $1500 ...always have a man take it in for AC fluid.
Home repairs are a real trap...of course all older persons can not climb ladders etc....so it cost so much for all repairs. It has to be done and they know it.
There are more senior women...and so it is a serious business to get anything worked on.
Some mechanics will claim to do hundreds to thousands of dollars work on senior cars if brought in for oil change ...and if you do not have cash when you pick it up...a mechanics lean is put on and your car is sold in 30 days. I had a 1984 Trans Am Firebird ...beautiful condition....oil change ....same story..They wanted the car....so the bill was outragous.....I called the law and it is a small town....so when I went to pick up my car....a tragedy had occured ....just my car was burned in an "accident'.....gas hose off and as car was started it blew into flames...not their fault...no claim was put on the gas problem on the bill....so they said they never touched it.....car was driven there ....but ....scott free .for them. I was 73..and I suppose old ladies should not have muscle cars with low ,ileage.....it was new in 84....I stopped driving it in 85.....because of a broken back..but kept it registered and licenced....kept in a garage....I got a Lincoln ...so I must be rich...ohhh hell no! I prepaired for my retirement...but not all of it I learned....I am OK......but so many are not.
I had the tranny fixed ...restored .....took them to court. Most seniors would have quit .
A senior life can be hell at times...and we do not have free ride....just the opposite. We pay higher car insurance...our homes are taxed just like everyone else...and we pay insurance monthy too....
Many still pay a mortgage or else.... plus utilites every month same as you....it doesnt end with working. We buy groceries in same stores you do,
Seniors are not asking for your pity...but get off our backs about a small discount...or some break occasionally...your turn is coming I hope to live to see you manage it all.........
The best advice to any one who wants to retire at 50. LAND. Raw land. Many places that 40 years ago were desert, swamps, jungle are now being built up and turning into bed room communities. I bought a 2.5 acre lot 25 years ago. It was nothing. No homes no stores, nothing! Well the parcel that I now own free and clear, though still a haul water or dig a well. There are new homes in the area, some being sold for $400,000.00. Thats with a well. I have moved 2 travel trailers to the property
and fashioned A fairly decent home. Let me add this. It really is not free rent. Every September the TAXMAN shows up and tells me how much I owe to live here free!
Your articles indicate that one must join aarp to take advantage of the savings.
What a rip off aarp is and I am shocked you would be partners with them.
The old guy surely is 60 but the blonde babe looking over the menu licking her lips thinking that the ole man wont be able to handle her too long.
Yummy Daddy I will have the lobster and champagne and your WILL.
Whats she maybe mid to high 30`s?
Not many discounts to worry about there when she takes the old fools money.
When AARP starte their liberal crap They lost me. Like I need their Chit.
We seniors have toiled to build this country and its nice to be respected as so by various companies with a discount on their offered goods and/or services. However, I'll be damned if in order to be offered a discount I must be a member of a crappy organization such as AARP. To be a member or required to join some form of membership specific to the company making the offer is just and fair; to be required to be a member of some other God forsaken organization to receive benefit causes me to boycott and not patronize that business establishment. My age came to me granted by the grace of God and nature, not AARP and etc. Respect me for my attained age and self not some worthless membership requirement which is the height of age discrimination.
Enjoy! and keep the wheels of your walkers well oiled my fellow speedsters.
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