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AARP’s Life@50+ = Bargain of a Lifetime!

Posted on 09/24/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsHands down, the best $25 I’ve ever spent: AARP’s Life@50+ National Event. That’s the price of admission for the entire three day event ($35 for non-members), and you easily get 10 times that amount in return value in the form of world class entertainment, cutting edge information, and schwag … lots and lots of schwag. This past week, Life@50+ 2012 was held in New Orleans, and on Saturday – the last day of the event – I woke up with a …

Retired Attorney Becomes AARP Spelling Bee’s First Repeat Champion

Posted on 08/13/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayRhizoctonia is a genus of asexual, anamorphic fungi known for causing crop diseases. It’s also the word that netted 67-year-old Michael Petrina Jr. his second first-place win at the AARP National Spelling Bee. Petrina also won the bee in 2009 and placed second in 2011 and 2008.

More Than a Bargain: The Happening Called Life@50+

Posted on 09/27/2011 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsI hadn’t even heard the word in 30+ years. But I found myself using it time and again as I chatted with other others about the experience we were all sharing. It wasn’t a “convention,” “conference,” or “meeting.” And it wasn’t an “expo,” even though that’s what the event banners plastered all over the city called it. No, it was—with all due love and respect for the 60s—a “happening.” And it was also one of biggest bargains I’ve ever scored. I’m referring to the …

“I’d Rather Be Married to Someone Who Hates My Politics Than My Mama”

Posted on 10/1/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeJames Carville and Mary Matalin address AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010

"I'd Rather Be Married to Someone Who Hates My Politics Than My Mama"

Posted on 10/1/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeJames Carville and Mary Matalin address AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010

Sebelius Asks Members for Help, Unveils New Price Comparison Tool

Posted on 10/1/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment | Personal HealthBlog post on Kathleen Sebelius addressing AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010