AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
I have been a member of AARP on and off for quite some years, main reason has been for the travel discounts though not that generous a discount usually around ten percent.
I was reading their AARP Bulletin recently and was amazed as to how many advertisements I found. I remember years ago reading an article pointing out that most of the benefits and partners sponsored by organization weren’t that great of a deal.
After reading some of the current ads, my opinion hasn’t changed. It would seem that AARP, the organization isn’t really about saving its member money but promoting products to their membership that probably could be found cheaper if a person were to shop around.
To be fair, I did years back; find their online prescription service to be cheaper then my local pharmacy though I haven’t priced it recently.
I would appreciate your comments on the subject: is belonging to AARP that beneficial? Are their publications short on content, but a lot of advertisements?
Daniel Iuculano, AAMS CMFC
Financial & Wealth Planner