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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at

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Timeshares are a kind of real estate that offers a permanent vacation location for the duration of the timeshare. They are somewhat like the cross between buying a vacation home and renting the same condo or cottage every year. The difference is that timeshares are owned vacation units, without the investment potential of a vacation home or second property.

One unit or home is used as the timeshare location, and multiple parties rent or timeshare it out annually. It's a successful vacation model that is making 9.9 million families content with timeshare living every year.

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