The minute I turned 49, the mail started pouring in asking me to join AARP. So when I turned 50, I decided why not give it a try? The price of AARP membership was only $16 and my husband’s membership comes free with mine, so I thought $1.30 a month was a reasonable price to join. Plus, the free spouse counts as the first discount.
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When I first joined AARP, I didn’t take it too seriously. I mainly used my membership for the interesting publications and online articles. That was about it. But it wasn’t long before I began to experience a little age discrimination with regard to increased prices I was paying for commodities that I had purchased for many years. I knew that the general economy was suffering, but I’m certainly not in a financial position to take too many hits of higher prices. So, I let my AARP membership start to do a little work for me.
From our kids’ teachers and bus drivers to our postal carriers and landscapers – there are many people in our daily lives who deserve something nice for the holidays. And if we don’t give cash, we usually choose gift cards that we know everyone will appreciate and use.
I recently read an article that said that using your car insurance’s roadside assistance could raise your insurance rates. So I decided to explore and compare other roadside assistance plans to see which one has the better value. And since I’d just recently joined AARP, it was a perfect opportunity to put my membership to the test.