5 Things To Avoid In Timeshare Matters

5 Things To Avoid In Timeshare Matters

If you are interested in purchasing a timeshare, here are 5 things to avoid: 5 Things To Avoid In Timeshare Matters  Buying anything under pressure or duress. Timeshares can be great for some people, however since the majority of timeshare contracts are in perpetuity, they are not to be entered into on a whim, or under pressure at a sales pitch. If you must sit through a timeshare sales pitch in order to take advantage of a discounted vacation package; listen, ask questions, be polite but remember that whatever price they might dangle in front of your face will be

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Guide to Purchasing Timeshares

Have you ever been to a Timeshare presentation and wondered if you should buy one?   Here are 7 things every consumer needs to know about Timeshares and Timeshare Presentations:  Purchasing Timeshares Don’t believe everything you hear This rule applies to Uncle Mark telling you that timeshare do not work because he was never able to trade to go anywhere else (perhaps because he owned in Kansas?) to the salesperson telling you that you’ll always be able to trade at anytime for any place. Location is key when talking about week-based timeshare if you want trade or exchange into different

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10 Reasons To Work With An Independent Timeshare Consultant

10 Reasons To Work With An Independent Timeshare Consultant

10 Reasons To Work With An Independent Timeshare Consultant You’ve “Googled” timeshare and come up with 15 million responses. Need a little help editing those responses? 2. How do you know which of the thousands of timeshares on the resale market is the best fit for your needs? How many timeshare sales pitches have you gone on? Do you know the “timeshare movie” by heart? Hmmm, the timeshare salesperson started by saying that the price was $40,000…by the time the manager came over, the price dropped down to $10,000. Did you find that confusing? Did you really believe the last

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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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