Unearthing criticism of vacation rental timeshares certainly isn’t a difficult task. However, planners may not want to respond to clients’ timeshare queries with a simple “don’t buy.”

Instead, when clients ask about timeshares, advisers should be ready with informed observations about the long-term costs and the possible impact on retirement spending. Explaining the pros and cons of timeshares can help keep clients coming back for suggestions on all manner of topics that affect their finances.

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