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Old 10-12-2015, 07:00 AM   #1
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Turning 62: Besides SS decision, what else did you do?

Turning 62 (all too) soon, and I have this feeling like there are other things triggered by that milestone besides deciding on taking Social Security early or not. Is that the only Big One? What other perks might there be, like getting my $10 senior pass for the national parks? Thanks, I'm new to 62!
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:32 AM   #2
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I didn't claim SS until I was 66. I waited so that I could claim half of my ex's SS and still allow my own to continue to grow until age 70, when I will switch over to it. Had I tried this earlier than age 66, my own SS would not have continued to grow.

I don't recall any milestones at age 62 at all. Sorry! All I recall is some surprise at the level of age related aches and pains.
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Just practice saying, "Do you have a senior discount?" and you'll find out.
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The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Senior Pass - $10 Lifetime pass
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.

America the Beautiful (U.S. National Park Service)

edit: Sorry just re-read the OP and see you acknowledged the pass.
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I don't recall any milestones at age 62 at all. Sorry! All I recall is some surprise at the level of age related aches and pains.

Lordy, do I relate to the "aches and pains" aspect! I suddenly find myself googling "bursitis" a lot.
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Just practice saying, "Do you have a senior discount?" and you'll find out.
What's bad is when they go ahead and give you the senior's discount--and you didn't ask for it.
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What's bad is when they go ahead and give you the senior's discount--and you didn't ask for it.
And you are only 43 years old.
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And you are only 43 years old.
And you are still okay with it because hey, free discount!
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What's bad is when they go ahead and give you the senior's discount--and you didn't ask for it.
waiting till 62 is too late. many places give discounts at age 55. And I never look a gift horse in the mouth. I've taken a un-solicited senior discount at 53.
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