May 17, 2019

15 Retirement Fatal Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Mistake 11: Not Taking Advantage of Senior Discounts

Numerous places from theme parks to movie theaters to restaurants offer discounts for seniors. If you’re a member of AARP or AMAC, that discount can get even bigger.

However, many people don’t think to take advantage of senior discounts and “early bird specials,” either because they don’t know it’s an option or as a point of pride.

Why This Is a Mistake

Simply put, not taking a discount means you’re leaving money on the table. If the option is available for the taking, you should jump at it. You might find that you have extra money left over to go toward other things if you do.

If you’re unsure if a discount is offered, you can always ask — the worst they can say is no, right? You don’t really have an excuse not to snatch up a deal or coupon, especially when sites such as The Senior List make it easy to find ways to save by offering comprehensive lists of discounts each year. Their list of restaurants alone offers up to an impressive 25 percent off.

It’s not just fun and games you can save on; think medicine, roadside assistance and cell and internet service, which likely eat up a sizable portion of your monthly budget.

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