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Old 12-29-2013, 09:03 AM   #51
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I enjoy the monthly magazine AARP sends out. Almost every month there is an article dealing with health issues, money saving advice, and an interview with a celebrity who is a senior. They usually have an article about travel too.
There was an article in this month's issue, “When to say NO to your surgeon.” It concerned robotic surgery and I found interesting and informative. Personally I think the magazine alone is worth the price of membership.
18 years ago when I turned 50 I began getting mailings from the AARP and I was actually insulted. HEY, I’m not old and I’m not a senior. 10 years later I joined. Even today I don’t consider myself a senior, I’m just a little worn.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:08 AM   #52
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Only of you agree with liberal, left leaning policies.
Sounds like my kind of people can I join too?
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #53
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Thanks, I'm taking notes. Had not heard of either of those....

As to the post "why is the thread warning gone?" I donno. Another
moderator must have removed it. We are short staffed here in moderator
central. Many of the guys and gals are off the grid so to speak or on limited
wifi access. It's still Christmas break for those who are gainfully employed!

Thanks for keeping the discussion as friendly and low on the political scale
as possible.
I learned some things in this discussion. At the very least I learned there are alternatives.

Time for church here in the Bluegrass.... bye!
Ummm, lucky for those in moderator land that are still on Christmas break and gainfully employed!

For DH and I, both fully "gainfully employed", Christmas break ended Thursday. Well, DH went back to work Thursday. I took an extra day off.


OK, I wandered off the topic trail, but in my defense I was still on the trail of the one blazed by KyDan.

To get back on track, the week I turned 50 and got that dreaded AARP invitation in the mail, DH gave me a hard time about it. (he's quite a bit younger than me...grin) Then we were at a restaurant not long after that and *HE* got offered the senior discount! Lots of beautiful white snow on that roof top.

Dad (85 y/o) was a die hard AARP member and cancelled it 3 years ago. The mail he gets now from them trying to get him back will fill a 55 gallon drum in a year's time.

To each their own. AARP ain't for us.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:28 PM   #54
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In all things??
Sounds a bit excessive to me...
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #55
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In all things??
Sounds a bit excessive to me...
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #56
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Wife gives me a hard time about not joining aarp for their discounts. A discount of 5 or 10% was offered on new malibus when we were looking for her a new car. I point out to her she didn't like the ride compared to the kia optima we bought. Discount wasn't worth giving money to an orginization whose stance I don't agree with. Looking into amac instead, and will check out asa as well.
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Ummm, lucky for those in moderator land that are still on Christmas break and gainfully employed!

For DH and I, both fully "gainfully employed", Christmas break ended Thursday. Well, DH went back to work Thursday. I took an extra day off.


OK, I wandered off the topic trail, but in my defense I was still on the trail of the one blazed by KyDan.

To get back on track, the week I turned 50 and got that dreaded AARP invitation in the mail, DH gave me a hard time about it. (he's quite a bit younger than me...grin) Then we were at a restaurant not long after that and *HE* got offered the senior discount! Lots of beautiful white snow on that roof top.

Dad (85 y/o) was a die hard AARP member and cancelled it 3 years ago. The mail he gets now from them trying to get him back will fill a 55 gallon drum in a year's time.

To each their own. AARP ain't for us.
Speaking of KyDan, he and I had a friendly exchange yesterday and I would appreciate his reply if he so chooses to do so.

If not, I won't ask again.
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For the OP about is it worth it. Here is a link to an article from MSN Money about that very question.. Looks like you can get most of your discounts elsewhere and keep your principles...

http://money.msn.com/retirement/arti...4-092c008d743e
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I have to buy gas and I have little choice about where a product is made but I don't have to shop at any store or join AARP.

If I have a choice I will not support a company or organization that would use my money to support and pay lobiest to push policies that I disagree with just to line my wallet with perks.

I would hate to think I had no choice.
My sentiments exactly. I like discounts as much as anyone, but won't accept a discount just to promote policies with which I vehemently disagree.
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