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Subject:  Re: Should we join AARP? Date:  5/29/2008  1:08 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  1261 of 1498

AARP is not expensive to join, but join mostly if you want to take advantage of their services--

1. Magazine has a few good articles but tends to be aimed at golden age seniors, not at the retire early crowd.

2. Insurance program: their rates are not particularly low. You are paying to get on their mailing list.

3. Political action committee: They represent senior issues before Congress and in state legislatures. They like contributions and activists to voluteer time, march, demonstrate, etc. But their approach tends to be a bit liberal. It is quite a bit left of protecting Social Security.
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