There’s no way around it, my parents are old. My father is in his mid-70s and my mother is a few years behind. And, no, 70 is not the new 40. There is not a weekly visit that goes by that I don’t give a tutorial on the TV remote control, iPad and Smart TV. (That’s not to say I don’t know any “senior citizens” who are young and vivacious, like my 70-year-old twin neighbors — click here. It’s just that, unfortunately, my parents do not fall into that category. And, trust me, they’re not offended by the term “old.” They embrace and accept their “oldness.” My father almost swallowing his tiny hearing aids, thinking they were pills, always provides amusement at family gatherings!)
The one thing my parents have mastered is saving money. My mother has always loved a good clearance rack and my father can’t get enough of thrift stores and garage sales. (Out of their three boys, I’m the only one who got the “bargain bug.”) As a result, my family is well-versed, when it comes to “senior discounts.” MHOTC gets the occasional request for more posts about senior discounts. And, thanks to my parents, I’m somewhat of an “expert” on the topic. [Read more…] about Bryan Blathers: Are Senior Discounts Really Worth It?