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Timeshares
A timeshare at the beach may seem like a fun investment, but don't count on making a profit.
A timeshare at the beach may seem like a fun investment, but don't count on making a profit.
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You go to a sunny resort, and you never want to leave. As you walk through the streets, plenty of salesmen offer a way to return to paradise at an amazingly low cost. Just come to our seminar, they say. Here -- you can have tickets for a boat ride, too.

You go to the seminar and they tell you that a small investment can save your marriage. You don't have to buy anything. Just purchase a little bit of time at this great property.

But don't plan on selling it for a profit. And if you want to make the most of your vacation purchase, plan to spend plenty of time researching the best way to arrange swaps and trades.

The great advantage is that you have more room to take more people on a vacation. But if you're not planning to bring an entourage, check whether similar hotel resorts charge comparable prices for the time you plan to spend on vacation.

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