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    Smile Perks being over 65

    10 perks of being over 65
    1: Your eyes won't get much worse.
    2: There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
    3: Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
    4: In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
    5: People no longer think of you as a hypochondriac.
    6: No one expects you to run anywhere.
    7: Your joints are more accurate than the national weather service.
    8: Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.
    9: Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
    10: You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

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    You get a free bus pass where I live.

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    And a State Pension, currently.

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    Twenty percent discount on prescription meds here. Free entry to movies during the week. Priority seating on public transportation (so I hear). Plus a US Social Security check each month.

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    Free bus passes for Brits in the UK.

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    IF your depressed its not a problem as you probably wont live much longer anyway.

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    Well at 72 plus never had so many available pretty females, amazing absolutely amazing and I can still appreciate them as well

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    Thanks for all the tips for what lies ahead for me

    ... in about 15 years time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Free bus passes for Brits in the UK.
    And the buses have free WiFi .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    You get a free bus pass where I live.
    For one whole week in October here in OZ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelbino
    For one whole week in October here in OZ
    They certainly know how to look after their senior citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by noelbino
    For one whole week in October here in OZ
    They certainly know how to look after their senior citizens.
    NZ it's free public transport which includes buses, trains and ferries. And super-discounted prescriptions and doctor visits.
    Something to look forward to next decade and a half...unless they raise the age, which is likely.

    (and the trains have free wifi...it was quite amusing last time I caught the train in Auckland to see all the youths and millenials on their phones, and there across the aisle was a retired couple, both of them engrossed in their wifi-connected tablets.

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    You can tell people you don't have Alzheimer's, with confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by noelbino
    For one whole week in October here in OZ
    They certainly know how to look after their senior citizens.
    NZ it's free public transport which includes buses, trains and ferries. And super-discounted prescriptions and doctor visits.
    Something to look forward to next decade and a half...unless they raise the age, which is likely.

    (and the trains have free wifi...it was quite amusing last time I caught the train in Auckland to see all the youths and millenials on their phones, and there across the aisle was a retired couple, both of them engrossed in their wifi-connected tablets.
    With a 'Gold Card' which gives discounts and other stuff.

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    The pride in still getting a chubby in the morning!

    Now, where did I put that wifey?

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    ^Nice bump.
    I guess it must be a bit shit if you are only 64, and the government tells you that your pension will not be paid until you are 65 and 9 months?
    I did pick up a few free prescription in U.K. a few years ago. They come in at 60 apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    I guess it must be a bit shit if you are only 64, and the government tells you that your pension will not be paid until you are 65 and 9 months?
    Why would they do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Why would they do that?
    Because that is the date it becomes payable for anyone with my birthdate. They are gradually moving the pay date for state pensions, further into the future. This is not news. Itís been going on for a while. In my case, they donít have to pay my weekly pension for 9 months.
    Multiply that by all the baby boomers born around the same time as me, and the governments pension liability is dramatically reduced.
    The sliding scale of new qualifying dates means anyone younger than me will have to wait even longer.
    As a general rule, we are living longer, so that will increase the liability. Extending the start date just eases the liability a bit. Canít really argue with the logic of it.

    Not sure but I think the compulsory retirement dates in some employment groups will also be raised, so those who wish to carry on working, can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Because that is the date it becomes payable for anyone with my birthdate.
    Thanks for the reply. I just wondered about what you said as I just started receiving my pension last month. I must have been lucky in being born a year sooner than you.

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    Suppose a "multi-knicker" collects several pensions...Heh...

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    67 for me if I get anything, have to get the third degree these days before they give you anything.

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    Well at 72 plus never had so many available pretty females, amazing absolutely amazing and I can still appreciate them as well
    You'll be sexy till you kick it.

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