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Should I Buy a Timeshare?

By , September 2nd, 2014

Nearly all of us have heard about timeshares, and the supposedly great deals they offer over hotels. Many of us have also heard that they are a scam or a ripoff. While the timeshares sales people will make it out to sound like buying a unit is one of the best deals ever, there are […]


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Clark Howard Hates Timeshares

By , August 20th, 2014

When deciding on a major purchase, many consumers look to expert opinions to help them decide whether or not a purchase is a good idea. As the star of The Clark Howard Show, Clark Howard is a consumer expert who speaks his mind on a variety of financial topics, and his opinion of timeshares is […]


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Will RCI Buy Back My Timeshare?

By , May 17th, 2014

I get a lot of emails about timeshares, with most of the questions being about how to get out of a timeshare that the person no longer wants. If I can pass along one piece of advice for those who might be interested in purchasing one, it’s to follow the advice of Dave Ramsey and […]


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What Does Dave Ramsey Think About Timeshares?

By , May 13th, 2014

While I don’t always agree with the financial advice that Dave Ramsey gives to his listeners, we’re both on the same page when it comes to timeshares. Ramsey doesn’t have a high regard for them, and he believes that people should stay as far away as possible from them. He doesn’t mince his words when […]


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FTC Warns of Timeshare Resale Scams

By , March 14th, 2014

If you own a timeshare and have attempted to sell it, you already know that it’s a far more difficult process than you ever imagined it would be. The main issue is that there are far more of these vacation resort units on the market than there are buyers who want them. A main factor […]


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Money Management from A to Z

By , October 2nd, 2013

By Jamie Englert Managing your finances may seem like a dizzying mass of numbers. But you can also think of personal finance in terms of letters, as in the initials of some important personal finance terms to know. From bonds to life insurance to yield, below are some of the A to Z finance terms […]


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10 Lifestyle Investments to Avoid

By , April 9th, 2013

One of the selling tactics that I have been hearing more and more these days is to make purchases as a “lifestyle investment.” The entire term bothers me in a number of ways, but the worst part is be bringing in the word “investment” into the dialog, the salesperson is trying to make you believe […]


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Things Most People Regret Buying

By , April 10th, 2012

As you go through life, you’re going to make a lot of purchases. Some of these purchases you’ll be proud of, while others you’ll regret and wonder what ever possessed you to make them. The key to not regretting the purchases you make is to avoid making those you’ll regret in the first place. While […]


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10 Reasons Timeshares Are A Bad Deal

By , February 24th, 2007

For the vast majority of people, timeshare resort units are a huge waste of money. Here are 10 things that that the timeshare sales rep won’t tell you, but you really should know before you consider buying one: 1. Time Shares Are a Lousy Investment 2. You Can Get the Same Time Share for Half […]


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Worst Investments

By , December 29th, 2005

I was thinking the other day that while people often talk about the best investments out there, rarely do they talk about the worst investments you can make. It’s as if there is an assumption that everyone will magically know a bad investment when it appears. While common sense can go a long way in […]


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