Monday, February 18, 2013
Saying NO to senior discounts
I couldn't help but say AMEN to an opinion piece I heard on public radio yesterday that recommended baby boomers say no to senior discounts.
As a retired social worker with a mentoring program I witnessed how extremely difficult it was for young single moms to rear children on a minimum wage. Given their lack of financial clout, they don't have an AARP to provide legislative support or advocacy with businesses for discounts.
There is something wrong with this picture when the people with the greatest amount of resources are able to get the best deal because they've got the greatest amount of resources.
You can read more about Lori Eber's recommendation from her bog posting, Boomers: Let's give up our senior discounts.