6 Timeshare Questionable Practices Targeting Seniors

While timeshares can be good for some people, sadly there are bad guys at every step of the way when it comes to timeshare matters. Unfortunately, seniors fall prey to these practices more often than other consumers. It’s imperative to keep your wits about you when dealing with timeshare matters. Here are 6 ways that unscrupulous individuals take advantage of seniors: Lying About How Your Heirs Will Be Stuck With The Timeshare Unless You Do Something Unless your heirs are actually on the timeshare deed or whatever form of ownership you have, they are under no obligation to accept the

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5 Cheap Countries for Traveling Seniors

5 Cheap Countries for Traveling Seniors

As you age, some things are getting better. Most of all, you have more time on your hands. You have more precious moments to spend with your loved ones, but you also have more space for yourself. It’s the best time to revisit that bucket list of destinations you’d love to see. Have you ever been so impressed by a National Geographic TV show that you absolutely wanted to see a specific country? Maybe you’ve always dreamed about a vacation in Africa. Or maybe you wanted to travel around Europe. The best part about traveling as a senior is that

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Be a Hometown Tourist

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. 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? THE 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 time. Travel expert and creator of TravelingMamas.com, Shannon

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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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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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Surprises for Seniors Who Rent Vacation Apartments

Friendly Scammers Preying on Seniors

Apartment Sharing or Red Herring? “Lots of space, great savings over hotels, and I don’t feel like a tourist.” That’s why A.J. decided to rent a vacation apartment in France. A.J. doesn’t want his full name published but he does want to caution other senior travelers to do their homework before booking.  Surprises for Seniors Who Rent Vacation Apartments  Noisy sleepless nights, vandalism, no hot water, waiting in the rain in a nearby bodega after dark for the owner to arrive with the key… like A.J. older travelers have been subjected to everything from rattled nerves to broken hearts. Surprises for

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Affordable Summer Trips

Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

For people looking to trim their budgets, a summer getaway may feel out of reach. But it doesn't take a lot of money to have a great vacation experience - and it will pay off in lasting ways. "New research shows that experiences mean more to people than material items," said Dr. Jeff Ashby, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta. "Experiences, like summer family vacations, can be shared and bring a greater sense of joy and happiness for a longer period of time." There are plenty of trip ideas that are easy on the wallet and can all

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