Yay!!! Exchange rate is down!

Canada
March 2, 2009 7:46am CST
That may sound odd, but... I am retired and on American Social Security (fixed income). I moved to Canada six months ago. I get paid in American dollars (not really worth crap either). I receive my check tomorrow (always on the third of the month). Today the exchange rate is $1USD=$1.29CAD. I have almost a 30% raise just by living here.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Mar 09
Cool But think I will stay here in Nevada!
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• Canada
2 Mar 09
I don't blame you. I'm definitely not used to snow after living in Arizona.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Mar 09
WEll I did see where it Snowed sometimes in Sedona huh? but not like Canada!
@iwrite (5041)
• Singapore
2 Mar 09
Vladilyich1, congrats it seem you have a good pay rise. however you must realize that this is not permanent. enjoy it what it lasted. Cheers.
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@marina321 (4561)
2 Mar 09
Good for you! The pound is down too Had to send money to my mum last week and what a bummer she got less on the other end than she normally does... But if people are to buy ££s, now is the time
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• United States
2 Mar 09
My main promo line to get people to join CashCrate....
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@chookie1971 (2276)
• Australia
4 Mar 09
If you were in australia, you would get $1.56 australian for every $1 USD. It is good news for Americans wanting to come to australia. At the moment it is good for me when converting my online earnings to Australian dollar. Although it is bad news for me if I wanted to buy something that has USD price tag and I was using Australian dollars, I would have to pay more. So that I don't have to lose out too much, I would have to wait until the dollar gets stronger again or pay in U.S. dollars only.
• Canada
4 Mar 09
That makes sense. I forgot to check the exchange rate for Oz, but the other day I was checking the price of a couple of my novels in an Australian book chain and was appallled that they were selling for almost twice the U.S. price (no wonder my sales suck in Australia )
• United States
4 Mar 09
hell i need to move there.. i need the raise lol.. especially since i found out the medication coverage through medicare is gonna take HALF my disability check now!
• Canada
3 Mar 09
It's wonderful, isn't it, Vlad? It's great to have you in Canada. With sites like MyLot and Gather also paying in American dollars, I love buying coffee on my Bankamericard. My $4.19 Mocha costs only about $3.50. I love it!!!!!!!! Now just imagine how much your TAX REFUND is going to be worth. You'll have that computer in no time, if things continue the way they're going with the dollar. For once we're on the right side of the border, when it comes to money.