For many years, my family embarks on an annual trek to Breckenridge. This quaint resort town is snuggled into the base of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range. Originally a village established by gold miners in the final few decades of the 19th century, the town has taken on a whole new identity in today’s world. The ski resort and other outdoor activities, along with the historical preservation that encapsulates a now extinct culture and identity of times past, offer travelers from around the world a place to connect with nature, America’s version of antiquity, and each other.
Since I have been making this trip for so many years, I have had the pleasure of enjoying this particular destination from several different perspectives. I have visited as a young adult, and now as a father and a husband. I can say that in all of those life situations, I have found an abundance of enjoyable activities. In fact, our family enjoys the area so much that we decided awhile back to purchase a timeshare in the area.
While I certainly understand the negative connotations that exist surrounding the concept of timeshares, we have found the setup of a timeshare to be perfect for our situation. Granted, we obviously did our homework on the area before we decided to pull the trigger on purchasing a timeshare. We also feel quite confident that we will not look to exit or sell our timeshare ownership anytime soon, which, to my understanding, can be quite an arduous process.
Of course, purchasing a timeshare would not necessarily be the right decision in many situations. However, when I tell people that my family owns a timeshare in Breckenridge, it has produced a few funny looks. I find myself explaining that in our position, it is not only economical, but it feels wholesome. Our family stays in the same spot each year, so it creates a home-away-from-home type of feeling, and we find that to be quite valuable.
In short, Breckenridge is a beautiful place, and it means a lot to me. I thought it would be fun to share my adoration for the town, while also helping to maybe dismiss the idea that all timeshares are bad ideas.
Thanks for reading my thoughts about something I love. I look forward to meeting you and hearing about your passions, as well and answering any questions you may have about financial planning and investments.