Young People Are Realizing AARP Membership Has No Age Limit And Are Reaping The Rewards

Ashley Hunte
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For most of us, retirement is still a ways away. And while those of us who have reached that incredible milestone definitely deserve the kinds of benefits AARP give, that doesn't mean the rest of us can't feel the love.

And as it turns out, you might not have to wait.

This tweet is kind of life changing, to be honest. Who would've thought you didn't have to wait until retirement for AARP?

Don't believe the tweet?

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Well, I won't keep you hanging. The AARP website clearly points out that, while the organization is specifically focused on the 50+ crowd, you can register at any age.

It may sound too good to be true...

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And yet, it isn't! All those benefits and discounts you thought you had to wait decades to access? They're actually a lot closer.

Other Twitter users share the benefits they have with AARP.

Well, would you look at that. Discounted roadside assistance. For many of us, the idea of AAA is great, but often, tight budgets make "just in case" expenses harder to justify.

Cell plans, even.

That's... actually such a huge discount. Like, what? I haven't paid less than $100 for my phone plan since I paid for individual minutes.

Dental care, too, apparently.

Teeth and dental hygiene are pretty important. If you don't have dental care, it AARP's plan may be a good one to look into. I don't even think my work-provided dental benefits will cover implants!

Other Twitter users are pointing out how they wish they knew sooner.

When it comes to getting good discounts on products and services, most of us will find our pride has suddenly disappeared.

And you know what? I'm perfectly fine with that.

And of course, some people are here to make jokes.

For real, they let you pass as a student for way longer than they should. And apparently, you get to reap the benefits of being retired way before you should, too.

The bottom line is, this is amazing.

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Life-changing, even. I think I speak for most of us when I say it's hard out here, what with the cost of living always going up, and taxes always being taxes.

Any sort of leg-up you can get is good. So, why not give the AARP a call?

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