Dozens of Senior Discounts Can Save You Big

Dozens of Senior Discounts Can Save You Big

Senior discount programs have been disappearing. Earlier this year, Kroger became the latest supermarket chain to discontinue its version. The National Park Service recently raised the price of its popular lifetime pass for seniors from a heavily discounted $10 to the standard $80. Big restaurant chains increasingly are allowing each franchise to decide for itself whether to offer a senior discount—and many are opting to scale back these programs or end them. Some restaurants are offering “senior menus”—with low prices and small portions—rather than bona fide senior discounts.

However, there still are some businesses that offer significant (not just token) senior discounts. These savings usually are available starting at age 60, 62 or 65, but in some cases customers as young as age 50 or 55 can take advantage. Many senior discounts are designated for AARP members, but some of those also are granted to members of other seniors’ organizations.


Don’t Let a Water Disaster Ruin Your Antiques and Collectibles

Many younger folks today no longer care about the antiques and collectibles that we cherished worked hard to collect over a lifetime.  However, that’s no reason not to exercise care in protecting them from natural disasters as this article demonstrates…

The exhibits at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, escaped damage this September when Hurricane Irma struck—the museum has 18-inch-thick storm-proof walls. But the typical home doesn’t offer much protection to antiques and collectibles when hurricanes hit, floodwaters rise, pipes burst, roofs leak or sewer lines back up—and unless your valuables are all made of, say, solid gold, even brief exposure to water could turn your treasured possessions into soggy garbage.

Here’s how to protect your antiques and collectibles from water damage…

Prepare for Flooding

If a hurricane or flood warning is issued, time permitting, move antiques and collectibles to higher ground if possible—for example, to the second floor if you live in a two-story home. If your home is one-story high, store what you can on upper shelves. Exception: Store glass and ceramic items at floor level—these are at greater risk from falls than from floodwaters.

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