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Being 55+ Has Its Advantages

The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers —to the tune of 73 million and counting—and exerting an even greater economic impact. In fact, 55+ers are responsible for over half of U.S. consumer spending, according to AARP, contributing to the huge upsurge in online spending during the pandemic.
If you are one of these lucky ones —as in 55 or older—you may not realize that you are actually the envy of many. People in this age group can save thousands of dollars a year on everyday goods and services so make sure you know about all of the discounts available to you. Whether planning for long-term savings for retirement or for short-term expenses like a post-pandemic vacation, saving money is front and center in today’s world. The good news is that there are so many great discounts created just for you that it makes it easy to save tons by paying attention to where you’re spending your money each month.
Here are some 55 and over discounts to be on the lookout for—that you might not know about:
• Auto insurance: Insurance companies sometimes offer discounts for good drivers over a certain age.
• Travel: It’s almost time to travel again so be sure to check for age-related discounts with major airlines, hotel chains, and rental car companies.
• Restaurants: Over 55? Ask about special days, nights, or menu items at your favorite fast-food or fancy restaurant—even if it’s takeout.
• Wireless plans: Make sure that you are on a discounted 55+ plan—a failsafe way to save money each month.
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