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Greed is Not Good: Wesley Financial Can Help You Fight Against Timeshare Companies That Have Taken Advantage of You

If you’ve seen the movie Wall Street, you’re familiar with Gordon Gecko’s famous line, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is Good.” Whether greed is a good thing or not is a widely debated topic. Of course, when we think of Greed, we automatically think of all the bad things that like to hang around with Greed. This is an understandable perspective from the majority of society that has not benefited from the greediness of others. Usually, when Greed is involved, it is at the expense of others. When timeshare companies get greedy and start using deceitful sales tactics, then consumers are the ones who suffer. If a timeshare company has used any deception tactics to get you to sign on that dotted line, it’s time to call Wesley Financial.

What is Greed?

Greed is easy to spot, and unfortunately, it seems to have tainted every part of society. Yet it has always been around. In an article in Psychology Today, Dr. Neel Burton examines and describes greed. Dr. Burton states, “Greed (or avarice, cupidity, or covetousness) is the excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, not for the greater good but for one’s own selfish interest, and at the detriment of others and society at large.” (Burton, 2014). At the heart of greed is selfishness. Selfishness tears away at good relationships and good people. Greed and selfishness go hand in hand; similarly, so does greed and deception:

“Deception is a common outcome of greed, as is envy and spite. Greed is also associated with negative emotional states such as stress, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, and despair, and with maladaptive behaviors such as gambling, scavenging, hoarding, trickery, and theft. By overcoming reason, compassion, and love, greed undoes family and community ties and undermines the very values on which society and civilization are founded. Greed may fuel the economy, but, as recent history has made all too clear, uncontrolled greed can also lead us into a deep and long-lasting economic recession. Moreover, our consumer culture continues to inflict severe damage on the environment, resulting in rising sea levels, more frequent extreme weather events, deforestation, desertification, ocean acidification, and species extinctions, among others.” (Burton, 2014).

Here, Dr. Burton observes greed affects our society as a whole. He lays out all that many of us have experienced in life when we have come across greed. At Wesley Financial, our business deals with helping those who have been taken advantage of by greedy companies. We’ve seen what greed has done to people. As leaders in the timeshare advocacy industry, we’re advocates for those who have deceived. That deception most often comes from greed. What about corporate greed?

Fighting Corporate Greed with the Help of Wesley Financial

Corporate greed is a beast that has taken much of the world by storm, much to the world’s dismay. Although greed has always been a part of the human condition, corporate greed is another beast altogether. As consumers continue to be exploited by greedy corporations, it takes someone to stand up against these greedy corporations. At Wesley Financial, we pride ourselves for standing up against such corporations. We are leaders and consumer advocates at Wesley Financial. We won’t back down from greedy corporations. We’re here to help the average Joe fight against those who would rather keep them down.

Look at this observation of corporate greed, from an article in Live Science, “Greed occurs when the natural human impulse to collect and consume useful resources like food, material wealth or fame overwhelms the constraints that maintain the social ties in a group, said Andrew Lo, an MIT professor who researches the relationship between neuroscience and economics.” (Fox, 2010). In this article, Stuart Fox cites Andrew Lo to describe greed and corporate greed. “When a person acquires resources, chemicals are released in the brain that cause the sensation of pleasure. Greed is simply the addiction to that release, Lo told Life’s Little Mysteries. When we succeed, we feel good. When we gather resources, we feel good. And because we feel good, we want more,” Lo said.” (Fox, 2010). Those who cannot end the reach of their greediness are almost addicted to greed and all that it brings. Not to our surprise, Professor Lo actually describes it as an addiction.

Professor Lo continues to describe corporate greed, and how corporate culture encourages it.

“However, just as peer pressure may lead teenagers to use drugs, the corporate culture of the last decade created an environment that might have persistently compelled CEOs to earn more and more money for themselves and their companies, Lo said. Like high school friends unwittingly passing a future alcoholic his first beer, colleagues and shareholders enabled pervasive corporate greed.” (Fox, 2010).

Later the article cites what Professor Hersh Shefrin has to say; by delving into the way in which certain attitudes and change in viewpoints have encouraged “dishonest acts”. “Executives viewed their personal millions and corporate profits as a way to measure their success relative to that of their peers, rather than as something to be spent, said Hersh Shefrin, professor of finance at Santa Clara University in California and author of “Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing” (Oxford University Press, 1999). That decoupling of money from its common use blinded the more aggressive businessmen to the implications of their burgeoning greed and could have helped to lead them to perpetrate the type of dishonest acts that addicts commit to feed their habits.” (Fox, 2010).

No matter what observations are made regarding the reason behind corporate greed, it’s not a good thing. At Wesley Financial, we want to end dishonest acts committed against our clients, the same dishonest acts that are a result of greed. If you were duped into upgrading your timeshare or purchasing a timeshare, you deserve to get the best assistance possible. At Wesley Financial, that’s what we do. We’re best at helping those who have been taken advantage of, and we’ve been fighting the big guys for quite some time.

Wesley Financial Is Here to Help You

At Wesley Financial, we pride ourselves on helping those who have been taken advantage of by the timeshare industry. Founded in 1989, we strive to assist our clients in every way. Whether you want to reduce your level of ownership in a timeshare, or you are trying to cancel your timeshare, call our offices today. We offer free consultations. Once you’ve contacted our offices, we’ll be able to hear your side of the story. If we don’t think that we will be able to help you in your particular situation, we will let you know. If a representative or other employee of a timeshare company has deceived you, contact our offices. Greed is not good. Enough is enough. Don’t let greedy companies get the best of you. Let us help you get out of your timeshare.

Burton M.D, Neel. (October 6, 2014). Is Greed Good?

Fox, Stuart. (April 30, 2010). What Causes Corporate Greed?