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Senior Discounts

The Very Best Travel Discounts For Those Over 50

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.03.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Irene S. Levine The next time you travel, ask about a “senior discount.” You may discover there are fabulous pe...

Senior Discounts Aren't Necessary And Actually Can Do Harm

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.07.2016 | Fifty

Many years ago, I took my two 80-something-year-old aunts to lunch at a chain restaurant near the retirement village where they both lived. The prices...

8 Things I Learned Volunteering At My Kid's School Track Meet

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2016 | Fifty

Life has plenty of lessons for us, assuming you know where to look. Here's what I learned about generational differences from staffing the ticket boot...

How to Find Discounts for People With Disabilities

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.18.2017 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a wide variety of discounts and services available to people with disabilities and those living with a chronic illness that can literally save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year. Here are some tips to help you find them.

98 Resorts Where Older People Can Ski For Free

Jon Weisberg | Posted 11.08.2016 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

While your body may tell you otherwise, for skiers, getting older has its benefits. This ski season, depending on your age, 99 resorts will make their lifts available free. Many more have deep discounts for older skiers, so it's always worth asking when purchasing.

7 Things That Cost More As You Grow Older

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Fifty

Nothing beats saving money on a hotel room with the AARP discount or getting a few bucks shaved off the price of a movie ticket. But not everything ge...

Why It's High Time To Rename The 'Senior Discount'

Perry Block | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Perry Block

Not long ago, the local Super Fresh Market began providing discounts on Tuesdays to a particular class of shoppers. You know who I mean. It is that class of shoppers commonly referred to by a particular word that I strongly dislike and in fact eschew.

How I've Struggled With The Idea Of Being A Senior Citizen

Stanley Ely | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Some folks march with heads held high into their senior years. That seemed more than I could manage. When I turned 60 and could pass for less, I forsook senior price tickets at the movie theater or museum, even stretched that out until I realized that vanity had closed out opportunities I was dumb to miss.

Yagana Shah

The Very Best Money-Saving Discounts For Boomers | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

Turning 50 can be scary... besides becoming increasingly worried about your impending empty nest, the uphill battle to defy the effects of gravity, an...

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Summer Vacation

Dave Austin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Dave Austin

On average, Americans 50 and over spend 31 percent more on travel related items than younger travelers. With that kind of spending, travel needs to be as perfect as possible. There are a few things travelers can do to ensure a smooth trip is enjoyed by everyone in the travel party.

Travel Discounts Available to Older Travelers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There is actually wide variety of travel discounts available to older travelers -- usually starting at either age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65.

50+ Travel: 6 Tips on Choosing the Perfect Tour or Cruise

Dave Austin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Dave Austin

Many travelers are happy to let someone else making all the lodging, dining, transportation and entertainment arrangements. The good news is that the choices for guided tours and cruises are nearly endless, and can fit almost any budget, travel style or itinerary expectation.

Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

We all love a good bargain, no matter what our age. But if you're a senior citizen on a fixed income, finding discounted goods and services can mean the difference between making ends meet and going without.

Should Boomers Give Up Their Discounts?

Lorie Eber | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

At the risk of offending my fellow boomers, and in an effort to foster inter-generational harmony, I propose that we give up our senior discounts. It seems like the least we can do. After all, every time I get 20 percent off the cost of my hotel room, a Gen Yer is subsidizing me by paying a higher price.

Finding Senior Discounts Just Got Easier

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

One of the great perks of growing older in the U.S. is the many discounts that are available to boomers and seniors. If you don't mind admitting your age, here are some tips and tools to help you find them.

Too Cool To Ask For A Senior Discount?

Next Avenue | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Peter Gerstenzang One man is convinced he's too cool to ask for senior discounts -- until he realizes how much money...

Catching 'Senioritis' Again, Decades After High School

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.17.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

The first time I walked the earth as a senior, it was down a high school corridor. At that time a virus was something that only attacked our bodies. A mouse was an animal you didn't want sitting on your desk. And a tweet was that sweet sound the birds chirped in the morning.

How to Save On Prescription Eyeglasses

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

here's no doubt that new eyeglasses can be expensive. If you're like most retirees and are paying full out-of-pocket prices every time you get a new pair of glasses, here are a few strategies that can help you save.

FACE IT: Hitting the Aging Trifecta

Michele Willens | Posted 10.31.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

When does one officially know midlife is a thing of the past? Some claim it is when your first child turns 40 or the first time you are called "Nana" or "Grammy." For others, it is when not one word can be read without glasses, or when they can't find the damn glasses. This is when I knew.

What 8 Things Do Boomers Need Most?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty

Let's face it: Baby boomers are a large group, and when we collectively sneeze, many arms offering Kleenex are extended.

Two Senior Tickets for Avatar

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

I'm 58, tall, lean, athletic build for a guy my age. But I'm four years shy of senior discounts, the Early Bird Special and my next colonoscopy. Really? Senior tickets?