Timeshare Owner's Bill of Rights

Timeshare Owner's Bill of Rights

It’s no surprise that I don’t think timeshare is sufficiently regulated. I think the laws, written by the industry, favor the industry.  Timeshare Owner's Bill of Rights Timeshare Owners Bill of Rights So, I’ve developed the following ‘Bill of Rights’ for both the prospective owner as well as the owner. It’s important to remember that these are not the law of the land, but what I believe to be important rights. How will these rights become law and not just my suggestions? Easy! You, the consumer need to start voting with your wallet. If a developer isn’t abiding by these rights,

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Am I covered for Travel Under Medicare?

Am I covered for Travel Under Medicare?

How Much Does Healthcare Cost Around the World? It is widely known that the United States spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed nation in the world.  If you are living in a country which has socialized medicine, the cost of medical treatments, office visits, etc. are typically much lower than in the U.S.  Generally, speaking to cost only and not quality or ease of care, you will see the costs of healthcare in developed nations to be at least 50% lower than what you might pay in the U.S. Am I covered for Travel Under Medicare?

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How the Timeshare Industry keeps you from Rescinding

How the Timeshare Industry keeps you from Rescinding

Everyone knows that in the US and most other countries, there are so-called consumer protection laws allowing a consumer to cancel or rescind the purchase of a timeshare and receive all of their money back. In the US, these rescission periods range from 3-10 days. How the Timeshare Industry keeps you from Rescinding Let’s forget for a minute that most timeshare developers make the consumer follow quite strict and sometimes arcane procedures to actually rescind. Let’s further forget for a minute that at least one well-known developer goes even further and actually hides any and all mention of the rescission period

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Go local for your next vacation

With busy schedules and tighter budgets, more people are looking for ways to have fun without spending a fortune. Whether you have a long weekend to enjoy or just an afternoon, going local lets you get away without going very far. Go local for your next vacation! Small towns and big cities have something in common: There are always new experiences to be had. Here are some fun and easy ways to go local, no matter where you live. HOW TO FIND FUN THINGS TO DO Check your local newspaper - in print or online. Look for stories about hot spots,

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Hometown Tourism Basics

If you don't have the time or the money to get away this summer, there's no reason you can't have a memorable vacation. Everything you need is right in your hometown. Be a Hometown Tourist Sticking close to home means you not only save money, but you avoid the hassles of travel and help support the local economy. What's not to like? Be a Hometown Tourist THE BASICS Hometown Tourism Basics The trick to having a great stay-at-home vacation is to create the environment of a traditional vacation. That means getting out of your normal routine and treating your time as true vacation

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5 Frugal Ways To Travel When You’re Retired

5 Frugal Ways To Travel When You’re Retired

If you have retired recently, you may want to travel extensively for an exhilarating way to pass the time without getting bored.  But, you might be wondering if it will drain your saved bank balance.  Well, that is very natural because now you don’t have a constant flow of money!  However, in that context, you’ll surely love to know that there are several things you can cut down the travel expenses. 5 Frugal Ways To Travel When You’re Retired Today I am going to discuss five such ways in which you can save huge bucks whether you’re traveling to any of

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5 Myths About Buying Timeshares

5 Myths About Buying Timeshares

Whether you own a timeshare, are thinking of purchasing a timeshare, used to own timeshare or find yourself in front of a timeshare salesperson, you're bound to come across some timeshare myths.  Here are the Top 5 I run into: 5 Myths About Buying Timeshares 1)  Timeshare is a less costly vacation alternative to renting hotels. In rare cases and when purchasing on the secondary market, this may be true.  For the majority of owners, you'll be paying more when you factor in the purchase price, annual fees and exchange/usage fees.  That's not necessarily a bad thing. 2)  Real estate based timeshare

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Timeshare Expert Answers Owner Questions

Timeshare Expert Answers Owner Questions

Lisa Ann Schreier is a leading timeshare expert who is helping Senior.com members make wise decisions about their timeshare investments.  Here are some of the latest important questions submitted: Timeshare Expert Answers Owner Questions 1.  Recently, Marriott and Starwood merged. Will this affect my timeshare ownership and usage? These types of mergers are becoming more and more the norm. Individual ownership should not change all that much. The manner in which your timeshares are used, i.e. reservation systems, ability to use loyalty points across different platforms (hotel, timeshares, travel, etc.) and ability to trade/exchange MAY significantly change. More than ever you must pay

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Answering Vital Timeshare Questions

Answering Vital Timeshare Questions

Talking Timeshare With The Timeshare Crusader, Lisa Ann Schreier Lisa has complied her most asked questions about timeshare for Senior.com readers: Answering Vital Timeshare Questions What is timeshare? In the most basic terms, timeshare is buying and owning your vacation accommodations, as opposed to renting a hotel room, resort room or vacation home. The difference between timeshare and whole ownership of a vacation or second home is that you only purchase and own the amount of time that you plan on using each year. Answering Vital Timeshare Questions How do I buy a timeshare? Timeshares can be purchased on the primary market,

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