Are you aware that every year our favorite Uncle (Sam) and many businesses are over generous in supplying and giving away free stuff for seniors, such as grant money for a variety of uses, different types of services, goods and products? If you are over the age of 55 or you have a family member over the age of 55 discovering how to receive such items could be a virtual life saver and most certainly can help with a tight monthly budget or like some people do, they treat it as a much needed boost and unique addition to their income.
To some people it may seem to be a secret society yet hundreds of unbelievable items and services really are not always advertised or publicly made available. Amazingly there are hundreds if not thousands of free items that are available but go unclaimed just because people are not aware of the opportunities or do not have the knowledge of where or how to obtain these products and services.
People of all ages are doing on a daily basis what ever they can to cut down on expenses, looking for extra ways to help with they bills, and actually robbing Peter to pay Paul, so the chance to discover and receive free products and services could be a great advantage for many people.
Again let me just say that seniors can take advantage of a wide variety of benefits, advice and savings that are the majority of the time overlooked. Finding resources that can help out on your monthly budget is extremely beneficial and can make your life more enjoyable. With life expectancy rising and the cost of living skyrocketing no one can really ignore this information.
I have found that many business such as transportation, sports travel, financial services, the retail industry, entertainment, education and healthcare are realizing the market value of doing business with the maturing individual, and those businesses are all vying for that attention.
Learn to ask the simple question, What types of discounts do you have?
Whenever you are out in your community or travel always ask such questions as:
- Do you offer a senior rate
- What is the lowest rate available
- Do you accept AARP
- Do you offer student rates
- What options do I have
For example stores such as Kroger’s and Kohl’s offers a senior discount on certain days of the month, McDonald’s has a senior coffee, but you have to ask for it. Other restaurants and places of business have discounts, so learn to ask at every place you go.
Discounts vary among stores and business between 1% and 20% so they do add up.
I started finding and collecting information for people of all ages, but totally realized and noticed that although the majority of sources focused mainly on the mature age group, there are also plenty of discounts, avenues and ideas that can be used by all ages, for a variety of reasons. For example most people know that they can check with their local city, county and state to see what type of help or assistance is available, and this goes for all ages. Also take a look at www.mymoney.gov for ideas on how to spend, budget and save your money.
Hey we all are maturing and that is no reason to slow down, you still have to maintain and be in control of your health, finances, relationships, mental capacity, your goals and saving every penny that you can.
How about finding and being able to receive for yourself and possibly family members free products or services in regards to:
- Home improvements
- Free eye care
- Free dental care
- Help with taking care of your health
- Help with home repairs
- Help paying your bills
- Legal help
- Getting help to spruce up your property
- Help pay with your winter heat bills
- Colleges that offer free classes or reduced cost on tuition
- Find out how to fly for free
- How to get diamonds and jewelry for pennies on the dollar.
So now it is up to you to discover how businesses and organizations offer free stuff for seniors and offer thousands of little known give-aways. Just don’t let this information sit on the table.