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The word timeshare can clear a room faster than yelling fire. Timeshare has justifiably earned a bad reputation over the last few years. High pressure sales pitches that lead to spur of the moment decisions, followed by 15 years of monthly payments and annual maintenance fees, create a nightmare scenario for any family. What if, however, instead of costing $20,000 to $30,000, a timeshare sold for just a fraction of that? Would a substantially lower price change the equation? How Timeshare Can Be A Good Deal A married couple I know from my college days are now in full time... Read more →


My love affair with trains started as a young boy when I would regularly stay overnight at my grandparents home in Willow Springs (a suburb of Chicago). There was a train track about 150 yards from their home. Many people might consider this a nuisance, but I don't remember anyone complaining. In fact, I was always thrilled to hear a train pass by. Day or night, I just loved that sound. To this day, I immediately recall those wonderful memories of my time with my grandparents every time I hear the sound of a train. I have always wanted to... Read more →


Living Abroad - How Americans Are Expatriating For A Better Life

Online News Radio at Blog Talk Radio with Jim Paris Live on BlogTalkRadio Dan Prescher, editor of InternationalLiving.com, joins Jim Paris live to discuss Americans choosing to live abroad. Live inexpensively in exotic locations, American are expatriating for a better life outside the United States. On this episode Dan Prescher joins Jim Paris live from Ecuador with information on expatriating to exotic locations throughout the world, including Central and South America. Read more →


I ran across an interesting website recently, Sky Pool. The idea is intriguing and offers a bonafide alternative to flying commercially. Imagine the convenience of owning your own small plane and being able to avoid the hassle of going through airport security, finding a parking spot, waiting for your flight time, and then the whole boarding and disembarking process... I get tired just thinking about it. The problem with owning a plane is, well, the cost of owning a plane. But, what if you could enjoy the convenience of flying privately without the cost of buying your own plane? Sky... Read more →


The hotel market today works just like the stock market or a live auction. With thousands of websites and apps, consumers can quickly do side by side comparisons. This keeps the hotel marketplace as dynamic as the stock market. One new element to this whole equation has now been added to the fray - the same day hotel market. The idea is simple; if you are willing to wait to book until the same day you need a hotel, you can enter into a whole new segment of the hotel market. Priceline.com has a free app for mobile devices called... Read more →


How To Use The Internet To Find Cruise Bargains

I have been on a number of cruises over the years and have really enjoyed them. Honestly, though, after about three days I am ready to get off the ship. I really do like the 'all enclusive' proposition of a cruise as food and many activities are included in your fare. In today's article I will be sharing with you some strategies on how to use the Internet to find cruise deals. Let me start by pointing out that this is one area of travel that you may be able to get an even better deal with a travel agent... Read more →


How To Find Super Cheap Airfare Deals Online

If you follow my blog, you know that I love saving money. When it comes to travel, the one area that is elusive to many people is capturing that perfect discount airfare. It is really amazing the large range of prices that people can end up paying for the very same flight. I have met people on flights over the years and the topic of airfare would come up in conversation. In some cases, my fellow seatmate paid more than double what I did for the very same itinerary! Despite all of the wonderful price comparison tools available online, many... Read more →


In this episode I discuss a fantastic training program on how to make money teaching English as a foreign language. You can do this online and make money working from home or you can launch a new career teaching in a foreign country. You don't have to be a certified teacher! Website For The Product Jim Is Discussing - www.MakeMoneyTeaching.US Hosted By James L. Paris Editor-In-Chief of www.ChristianMoney.com Download From iTunes Helping you make the most of God’s money! James L. Paris Editor-In-Chief ChristianMoney.com Follow Me on Twitter Twitter.com/jameslparis Christian Financial Advice Jim Paris 24 Hour Radio Read more →


Several months ago I wrote an article about the so-called Craigslist Vacation Rental Scam. The article highlighted the risk of renting a vacation home long distance. This year we planned to take our family vacation in Key West Florida and wanted to rent a vacation home instead of a hotel room. This was my first experience with a vacation home rental. I have rented timeshare properties but never a private home before. We decided to use the website Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO). We did some searching and found a wonderful 3 bedroom 3 bath house in Key West for... Read more →


5 Ways To Find Travel Bargains This Summer

Many people have decided to throw in the towel on the idea of having a nice vacation this summer. With gas prices soaring, and everything from bread to clothing costing more, who has the money for a vacation? Well, if you are a little creative you might still be able to have that vacation employing the following strategies: Listen To Jim’s May 20 Podcast Which Includes a Discussion of These Travel Strategies 1. Travel Zoo TravelZoo.com is one of my favorite travel sites. I especially enjoy their top 20 travel deals list, which is updated each week. On this week’s... Read more →


5 Ways To Make Your Driving Less Expensive

*** Check Out Jim’s May 14 Podcast Where Today’s Blog Topic Is Discussed In More Detail Click Here 1. Shop Out Your Auto Insurance Coverage Many people simply keep renewing their auto insurance coverage each year without considering that there may be a better deal. Rates between auto insurers can vary by as much as 25%. Shopping for auto insurance can be done in just a few minutes using the Internet, listed below are some of the most popular links for shopping auto insurance. Be sure and ask about discounts for multiple cars, safe driving record, etc… Online Shopping Sites:... Read more →