Parents Struggle Paying Children’s Tuition After Timeshare Purchase

Written by: Chuck McDowell Updated: Dec 01, 2022 Published: Jun 01, 2021 3 minute read

Alan and Jackie G. purchased their timeshare for them and their three teenage sons. When they bought their timeshare, they did so under the impression that the vacation property would allow for yearly trips spent with their children that would cost next to nothing. Unfortunately for Alan and Jackie, this couldn't have been less true.

Jackie and her husband were kind enough to tell us their terrible timeshare ownership experience. We hope their story will serve as a light on the deceitful tactics that timeshare salespeople employ to offload properties on their unsuspecting customers. In the story below, we have changed or omitted the name of companies and people due to privacy concerns.

“Since buying a timeshare property, my husband and I have been hindered from helping to pay for all three of our son’s college tuitions. At the time, we did not expect the timeshare to take up so much of our budget. We were sold on the idea of how cheap it would be to own, but wow were we wrong about that.”

The lies started from the very beginning of Alan and Jackie’s meeting with timeshare salespeople. They told them it would be a short 90-minute presentation so the couple agreed to attend, but they ended up being there for over double that amount of time

“My husband and I felt very pressured when meeting with the salespeople and it was as if we had no other option but to buy. We were there for easily over three hours and spoke to at least three to four different salespeople who were all so pushy. They knew we were ready to go the whole time but just kept holding us up until it was time to go over the paperwork, and then they rushed us through it as fast as possible.”

Timeshare salespeople took advantage of this vulnerable couple on that day. They failed to mention maintenance costs to the couple. Alan and Jackie put a down payment on their timeshare with the expectation that the only financial burden would be the mortgage.

“We still do not even know exactly what the maintenance fees are for or what they go to. They never told us anything about them. We just kept getting these fees billed to us every year and they were getting higher and higher. Keeping up with our current expenses became difficult as the timeshare was taking away so much from us.”

Putting your children through college is a financial investment in and of itself. This family had been preparing for years and they were more than willing to take on the financial burden for the sake of helping their sons. Jackie and Alan's ability to pay for their children's education was deeply challenged by these surprise maintenance fees. It is our belief that a family should never have to choose between investing in your family's future and paying ballooning bills for their vacation property.

“We were so excited when we saw an ad for Wesley Financial Group, LLC on TV and thought we finally found the answer to our problems. After working with them, they really did everything we dreamed they would have!”

Alan and Jackie reached out to WFG after owning their timeshare for over five years while only being able to use their property once. They were in over their heads, but it was not their fault as they were gravely misled by the conniving timeshare industry. 

We worked closely with this couple during the cancellation process and are happy to announce now that they are timeshare-free! We were also able to recover over $3,000 in debt relief for the couple’s maintenance fees.* Now the family can get back on track financially to support their children’s college dreams.

If you know anyone with a similar timeshare experience, please feel free to pass our phone number along to them. We’d love to see if they qualify for our timeshare termination services.

(800) 425-4081

*Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) develops individualized programs for each client, terminates over 97% of their client’s timeshare relationships, and, in certain circumstances, obtains a refund of some or all of the timeshare purchase price.  Actual results depend on each client’s distinct case and no specific outcome is guaranteed (although WFG does offer a 100% money-back guarantee if the timeshare is not canceled within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).

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*Wesley Financial Group, LLC, and its affiliates, successors, or assigns are not lawyers or a law firm and do not engage in the practice of law or provide legal advice or legal representation. All information, software, services, and comments provided on this site are for informational and self-help purposes only and not intended to substitute for professional advice, legal or otherwise.

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