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



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



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



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



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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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of May 23, 2021



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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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of May 23, 2021



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.



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of May 23, 2021



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021

Episodic – adj. – Happening at irregular intervals.

May 24, 2021

Auspices – n. – With the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization.

May 25, 2021

Salient – adj. – Strikingly conspicuous, prominent.

May 26, 2021

Embellish – v. – To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. To add fictitious details to exaggerate the truth.

May 27, 2021

Analogous – adj. – Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy.

May 28, 2021

Metaphor – n. – A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate something else.

May 29, 2021

Indigenous – adj. – Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment.


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021

Seek honor first, pleasure will follow.

May 24, 2021

Obstacles are intentional and meant to be surmounted.

May 25, 2021

Appreciate being happy.

May 26, 2021

Spend your time adn energy building and creating, not critizing and tearing down.

May 27, 2021

Completion is a good habit to have.

May 28, 2021

Your conversation is a mirror of your thoughts and character.

May 29, 2021

It’s not the goal but the set of the sail that determines the direction you go.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of May 23, 2021



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021

“He that pursues two rabbits at once, does not catch one and lets other go.” – Franklin

May 24, 2021

“If there is an idiot in power, it means that those that elected them are well represented.” – Ghandi

May 25, 2021

“Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits.” – Anon

May 26, 2021

“Each day we must strive for constant and never ending improvement.” – Robbins

May 27, 2021

“If you have a burning desire and a plan to take action, there is absolutely nothing you cannot achieve.” – Vilord

May 28, 2021

“Approach the start of each day with something in mind and end it with one word…”Done”. – Anon

May 29, 2021

“Dreamers look into the future and see promise. Those who do not dream only see the future.” – Elder


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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of May 16, 2021

May 16, 2021

Repugnant – adj. – Arousing disgust or aversion, offensive or repulsive.

May 17, 2021

Opine – v. – To state as an opinion.

May 18, 2021

Effusive – adj. – Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression, gushing.

May 19, 2021

Epochal – adj. – Highly significant or important, momentous.

May 20, 2021

Voracious – adj. – Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food, ravenous.

May 21, 2021

Venality – n. – The condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption.

May 22, 2021

Egregious – adj. – Conspicuously bad or offensive.


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of May 16, 2021

May 16, 2021

Knowledge frees a person.

May 17, 2021

Do not expect kids to listen to your advice and ignore your examples.

May 18, 2021

Be kind to those you don’t know.

May 19, 2021

Let your character speak for you.

May 20, 2021

Between birth and death you can do a LOT of living.

May 21, 2021

Don’t try to explain everything.

May 22, 2021

The only person who will never forget your birthday is you.


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