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Old 04-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #61
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I'm 53, so I never get a discount on my own.
I'm willing to bet that senior discounts will be pretty much abolished right around the time I'm starting to become eligible for them.
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Couple of days ago went to get a fishing licence. Normally it is $22 +9 for a trout stamp. Since i'll turn 65 in November. Go the Senior discount. $19 for all.

Like this senior stuff.
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I'm surprised the thread has gone more than 60 posts without mention of one of the best Senior Discounts available anywhere: National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Senior Pass

For a one time fee of $10 at age 62, the pass provides free admission for life for you and everyone in your car or up to 3 others in your party if on foot, plus 50% discounts on other fees like camping.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #64
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I'm surprised the thread has gone more than 60 posts without mention of one of the best Senior Discounts available anywhere: National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Senior Pass

For a one time fee of $10 at age 62, the pass provides free admission for life for you and everyone in your car or up to 3 others in your party if on foot, plus 50% discounts on other fees like camping.
This is the one I'm waiting for as soon as I get to that magic age. I'm expecting it will change before I am eligible.

This is National Park Week so the parks are free to everyone through the weekend!
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No one has mentioned the best discount of all - the one on your 1040:

Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older)
If you do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction if you are age 65 or older at the end of the year. You are considered 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Therefore, you can take a higher standard deduction for 2011 if you were born before January 2, 1947.

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Only the federal government would decide you were 65 the day before you turned 65. No, no need to simplify the tax code. Why?

Cool list. Could you update it in about 9 to 16 years for me. Thanks!
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Cool list. Could you update it in about 9 to 16 years for me. Thanks!
If you want to start aging in dog years we could get an update out for you sooner
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I was just reviewing this thread and came across the "Mexican Faucet" cocktail recipe. You know with the prune juice in the mix you might rename it the "Leaky Mexican Faucet".

Just a thought.
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You think that might be redundant?
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I'm surprised the thread has gone more than 60 posts without mention of one of the best Senior Discounts available anywhere: National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Senior Pass

For a one time fee of $10 at age 62, the pass provides free admission for life for you and everyone in your car or up to 3 others in your party if on foot, plus 50% discounts on other fees like camping.
Good info. Remind me again in 2016.
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Although I always ask for senior discounts, I find it kind of ironic that this isn't really the time of my life when I really need discounts. I have more disposable income now than when I was in my 20's - early 50's, raising kids, paying a mortgage, paying for college, etc. When I was younger was when I really needed the discounts.
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Then don't you feel you are being unethical by taking advantage of the discounts?
No. I'm doing the legal thing. Just would like the laws to be different.
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Although I always ask for senior discounts, I find it kind of ironic that this isn't really the time of my life when I really need discounts. I have more disposable income now than when I was in my 20's - early 50's, raising kids, paying a mortgage, paying for college, etc. When I was younger was when I really needed the discounts.
Which is why it shouldn't be this way.
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Although I always ask for senior discounts, I find it kind of ironic that this isn't really the time of my life when I really need discounts. I have more disposable income now than when I was in my 20's - early 50's, raising kids, paying a mortgage, paying for college, etc. When I was younger was when I really needed the discounts.
Same here....
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The discounts are not there to make these more fair or to reward people for being seniors (at least they should not be).
Discounts are targeted to increase business from a sector of the market that is harder to attract without the discount. That is the way smart businesses act in a free market.
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The discounts are not there to make these more fair or to reward people for being seniors (at least they should not be).
Discounts are targeted to increase business from a sector of the market that is harder to attract without the discount. That is the way smart businesses act in a free market.
+1 Kinda like sales. There to attract people that don't want to pay full price (some people do, but probably not many here)
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