I cant recall which dimwit a few days ago on TV mentioned that age 60 is the new 40 and we should up the retirement age...oh yeah this was on CNBC and the discussion was about entitlement programs and whether means testing should be in place to see who really does need social security, medicare benefits etc. because many people collect, just because they reach retirement age when the benefits may be accessed and its like pocket change for them. i'm writing this because of something else on another board here i read earlier today about aarp and folks sending back their membership cards. i didnt send my card back, but i;m wondering if anyone here found membership as useless as I did? my experience in NY has been that aarp 'discounts' are offered by merchants in a way that high priced merchandise receives a percentage off (the aarp percentage) but often even with that discount the stuff is still more expensive than 'Sale' items. I do not need AAA, hotel discounts. I've gave up on aarp at least 7 yrs ago, maybe time for a fresh look. Does anyone have membership they find useful?