Lies and scams are abundant, and the more young and naive you are the easier it can be to fall for them. And to be fair, the reason scammers are still able to trick anyone is because they are well practiced in the art of lying and deceiving.
While getting scammed or lied to never feels good in the moment, it can be equal parts cathartic and funny to look back on.
Timeshare condo at the Massanutten Resort in VA. Was a 20-something newlywed with a new house and no kids. Wife and I thought we were going to live that double-income-no-kids lifestyle. Plus we had a new joint bank account stuffed with wedding gift checks.
As the sales pitch dragged on, I felt sicker and sicker, but kept telling myself that this was ultimately going to be an "asset" and we would have access to a getaway whenever we wanted.