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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of June 13, 2021



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021

Pedantic – adj. – Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules.

June 14, 2021

Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress, aggrivating

June 15, 2021

Assiduous – adj. – Constant in application or attention, diligent, unceasing, persistent.

June 16, 2021

Precarious – adj. – Dangerously lacking in security or stability.

June 17, 2021

Guile – n. – Treacherous cunning, skillful deceit.

June 18, 2021

Obtuse – adj. – Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.

June 19, 2021

Intrepid – adj. – Resolutely courageous, fearless.


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of June 13, 2021



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021

Learn to seek satisfaction in a job well done.

June 14, 2021

Never depend on the admiration of others.

June 15, 2021

There’s no harm in asking. What’s the worst they can say?

June 16, 2021

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, try to correct it.

June 17, 2021

When you inspire and enrich others, you are truly rich.

June 18, 2021

Practice what you preach.

June 19, 2021

Have faith and trush in yourself and what you can do.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of June 13, 2021



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – Elliott

June 14, 2021

“The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.” – Bell

June 15, 2021

“It is ill-manners to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.” – Franklin

June 16, 2021

“Concentrated thoughts produce desired results.” – Ziglar

June 17, 2021

“People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. This is why they remain bound.” – Allen

June 18, 2021

“Money never starts an idea; it’s the idea that starts the money.” – Hansen

June 19, 2021

“I’m not here to make a living; I’m here to make a life.” – Bridges


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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of June 6, 2021



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of June 6, 2021

June 6, 2021

Antithesis – pl. – The direct or exact opposite.

June 7, 2021

Oxymoron – n. – A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect.

June 8, 2021

Pervicacious – adj. – Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate.

June 9, 2021

Accoutrement – n. – Additional items of dress or equipment, carried or worn by a person.

June 10, 2021

Vernacular – n. – The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.

June 11, 2021

Paradigm – n. – A typical example or pattern of something, a model.

June 12, 2021

Deciduous – adj. – Not permanent or lasting.


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of June 6, 2021

June 6, 2021

Wish for your happiness more than the unhappiness of others.

June 7, 2021

Everything is easy when you enjoy doing it.

June 8, 2021

Recognize the differences between the great and small things in life.

June 9, 2021

It’s not who is right but WHAT is right that’s important.

June 10, 2021

Silence is often the key to success.

June 11, 2021

Every minute you’re angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

June 12, 2021

You only get what you pay for.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of June 6, 2021



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of June 6, 2021

June 6, 2021

“To change bad habits, we must study the habits of successful role models.” – Canfield

June 7, 2021

“He who dares, wins.” – Churchill

June 8, 2021

“There are no fools so troublesome as those that have wit.” – Franklin

June 9, 2021

“Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.” – Black

June 10, 2021

“Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon

June 11, 2021

“If you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right.” – Robbins

June 12, 2021

“God created all men equal. Why do som accomplish far greater accomplishments than others? Because they had a vision, a desire, and they took action.” – Vilord


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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of May 30, 2021

May 30, 2021

Savant – n. – A person of learning, wise or scholarly.

May 31, 2021

Causative – adj. – Indicative that the subject causes an act to be performed or a condition to come into being.

June 1, 2021

Litigious – adj. – Of, relating to, or characterized by litigation. Tending to engage in lawsuits

June 2, 2021

Gratuitous – adj. – Given or granted without return or recompense, unearned. Unnecessary or unwarranted, unjustified.

June 3, 2021

Aplomb – n. – Self-confident assurance, skill, and poise.

June 4, 2021

Secular – adj. – Worldly rather than spiritual.

June 5, 2021

Arduous – adj. – Demanding great effort or labor; difficult.


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of May 30, 2021

May 30, 2021

You never really know a person until you live with them.

May 31, 2021

Accept what comes and meet it with courage.

June 1, 2021

Sometimes it’s better to incur a loss than to make a profit.

June 2, 2021

The past was once the future.

June 3, 2021

Freedom is one of the easiest things to abuse…and lose…

June 4, 2021

Keep facing toward challenges.

June 5, 2021

Become a skilled learner and learn with enthusiasm.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of May 30, 2021



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of May 30, 2021

May 30, 2021

“Happiness is the highest level of success.” – Anon

May 31, 2021

“Fear is met and destroyed with courage.” – Bell

June 1, 2021

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Einstein

June 2, 2021

“Without ambition no conquests are made and no business is created. Ambition is the root of all achievement.” – Champy

June 3, 2021

“Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babling is ever a sign of folly.” – Franklin

June 4, 2021

“Cause change and lead; accept change and survive; resist change and die.” – Norda

June 5, 2021

“80% of success is showing up.” – Allen


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So, Let’s consider: Some reasons to avoid Timeshares – 2021 Update – The Revenge of all the FEE$…





So, Let’s consider: Some reasons to avoid Timeshares – 2021 Update – The Revenge of all the FEE$…

I first wrote this a long time ago, and it’s been a while since I’ve done more with my time share than pay the annual Maintenance FEE… So, when I decided to use it for a week’s vacation this year, I totaled up all the FEE$ I had to pay and I got some major FEE Sticker shock.

First there’s the “annual maintenance FEE” which for me is now just shy of $1000. They never said it would get anywhere near this high when I was buying. Then there’s the Membership FEE that you have to pay to be part of an organization like “Interval” that allows you to “exchange” and actually use your time share. Uh, that FEE is just shy of $200 per year. Then when I went to “exchange” my timeshare, I got socked with yet another “exchange FEE” of just shy of $200. So far, my housing costs for this week away is just shy of $1400. And, I’m expecting a “resort FEE” to be assessed when I finally get to the place…it’s happened too many times in the past.

Now, I don’t know about you, but $1400 buys a helluva lot of really nice hotel time, where ever I want it, generally with breakfast (and at no additional FEE)…. SO, when you’re listening to some grease ball telling you how great his timeshare office is, you may want to think again…

And, I’m again reminded of what I originally wrote, long ago…

OK so we’ve all heard of them. Frankly you can’t go on a decent vacation to any resort and not have some high pressure attempt to sell you one. Usually for free tickets to some tourist trap or another, and OH, if your spouse is with you they MUST attend with you…it’s all part of the high reassure sales scheme to snooker you into buying one….yupo, I’m talking about…a timeshare.

The schemes have changed over the years. You used to have deeded property, now you buy “points” or whatever, depending on what the scheme, uh, plan, actually is that’s being pitched.
You’ll be told perhaps as many have been in the past that they’re “GREAT investments…”, “you can pass them along to your family…”, “they’re going to increase in value…” and any of many other lines designed to make you fork over a lot of dough for some expensive stuff.

For starters, it’s not an investment. You should never even think of it as an investment – regardless of what the sales people tell you. The resale market for timeshares is incredibly illiquid and it’s doubtful you’d find a buyer, much less one that’s willing to pay you what you paid for it, and forget making any profit. There are however any number of organizations willing to take your timeshare off your hands…for a hefty fee… Also forget the idea of being able to “trade up” at some later date…the only way you’re going to be able to trade “up” is if you pay a hefty fee for the honor.

Are you SURE you want to go to the same venu each and every year? Really? What about logistic issues getting to and from your venu? Keep in mind, you’re totally locked in to a set time when you have access to your property. Depending on your contract you may be able to rent or trade your unit, but that’s something to read in the fine print. For some you have to play the points game, and that presumes that you even have it all figured out!

What if your schedule changes or some event happens that you can’t take your vacation that week? You’re screwed. Some let you “bank” your weeks and trade them, some don’t and some totally depend on the points system…again, caveat emptor and read the fine print.

Finally there’s those ever rising “maintenance fees” that they really either don’t talk much about when you’re buying or they downplay the hell out of. Trust me, they WILL INCREASE. They WILL get expensive. You will NOT be able to do anything about it. You’re contractually locked in to having to pay whatever they tell you that your assessment is. And, frankly when you do the math on how many units your place has, at 52 weeks a year times what you’re paying for your week’s maintenance fees…you’re going to quickly realize that someone’s really making a lot of dough, and it’s NOT you.

If you want to get a free set of tickets to some expensive vacation park, ok, go for the sales pitch, but, don’t fall for the pitch, regardless of how much they browbeat you, bitch, moan, pressure you, etc. Make sure you think LOGICALLY and do the financial math before you even think of this stuff. And don’t fall for that “this is a special price for right now only” line of crap. If they REALLY WANT your sale, they’ll sell to you at that price today or next week. They’re all commission sales based…and there’s always more than one person selling these things…

I’m Don Rima and that’s the view From Where I Stand.