Canadians and U.S. Timeshares

One of our users left the following comment on our Westgate Timeshare Orlando article in response to another person's comment:

"We are seriously considering walking away from our TS with Westgate. We are not so concerned with our credit rating since we are Canadian and the banks and creditors here tend to look at your payment history as a whole and these types of “blemishes” don’t seem to bother us much if you can offer a valid argument. That being said, I have checked and Westgate is not listed as a creditor on our credit reports. My question is... Read the rest of this entry »

RCI Sales Calls Experience

We recently received the following submission from one of our users:

"I am not a member yet but my girlfriend and I have discussed purchasing so we can vacation more as well as better. I have gotten several calls from several vacation timeshares and I regret that I cannot talk before 4:30 p.m. as I am very busy at work and would have to keep interrupting the person calling in the sales department, so my response to the caller is I need you to call after 4:30 p.m. Eastern time and most understand and reply they will try back later.

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How To Handle Timeshares in a Divorce

Unfortunately, divorce is a very real possibility for some married couples. Timeshares, like all other shared assets and liabilities, must be addressed in the event of a divorce. Because divorce is a complicated and often emotional process, it is a good idea to consider hiring a divorce lawyer to help you navigate the system. But whether you have a lawyer or not, your options for handling a timeshare in a divorce are the same as any other asset: sell, award, or share it.

  1. Sell: Timeshares can de difficult to sell, but if neither you nor your spouse wants it,... Read the rest of this entry »