AARP, Your New Best Friend, Don't be Scared...
I Just joined #AARP, and it didn't hurt as much as I thought it would! I turned 54 this last June, and up until now, I kept tossing out all the ads that came in the mail -- despite my brothers earnest attempt to convince me that it is a smart idea. Every time the marketing materials came in the mail it reminded me how far over the hill I had descended, closer and closer to that dreaded number, 62. I believed that if I joined AARP I would somehow immediately be zapped by a full head of grey hair, and forever be known as that "elderly lady" by all the kids on our street.
One day, I looked at my partner, as I clung to yet another a mailer that had just come in from AARP, and all she did was nod and smile. I gave in. For reasons I've yet to fully understand, I finally threw caution to the wind and joined. Boom! Nothing but good things have happened since.
I've used the card for a discount on a hotel room already, and received the newsletter Bulletin, and the monthly magazine. The newsletter is particularly great, its chocked full of invaluable information on #socialsecurity, #medical plans and insurance, and #medicare and #medi-cal to name a few. If you are at that age in which you receive the dreaded promotions and mailers then, get it, embrace it, and live it! But remember, it's ok, you don't have to love it. I understand.