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We’re nearly at parity again: $100USD will cost you only $103Cdn.

I plan to stock up on etsy purchases. I’m not quite ready to use borderlinx yet – that will happen if our dollar become 10% or so higher than the USD, but we’re not taking the hit we did even a few months back on our exchange rate. I’ll also be looking to buy some stocks in the US.

(Cdn) READERS – are you planning any US purchases? What is your criteria for when to purchase or not re: exchange rate? And do you physically cross-border shop, or use online or …?

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Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com

4 Comments

  1. Wow – have not being paying attention to exchange rates. But one would think now would be a good time to buy something big, shiny and America!

    Unfortunately, I hate the border lineups so I never go shopping that way. But perhaps a little online shopping is in order 😉
    .-= harrietglynn´s last blog ..WordPress.com: Now on HootSuite =-.

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    Jan 08, 2010
  2. Natalie

    Husband and I bought our vehicle in Washington State when the dollar was so good about a year and a half ago. Even with the taxes and travel from Penticton we saved around $7000 dollars!

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    Jan 08, 2010
  3. If I can manage it, I want to buy a CAMP IN MAINE. This, however, is because I am pining away for a camp, not because of the dollar. Sigh.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..“I was going to use the WASHROOM’S, but the sign made me lose my lunch instead.” =-.

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    Jan 09, 2010
  4. @harrietglynn there’s so much opportunity – etsy, ebay, audible, amazon, iTunes. All good. All easy.
    @Natalie no WAY! That’s awesome. I mean, that’s a trip to Europe – and a luxury one at that – with those savings.
    @Megan GoGoGo (selfishly speaking)

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    Jan 12, 2010

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