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Old 08-29-2015, 09:50 PM
 
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there are so many interesting countries in the world. Why keep going to the US? Personally there is little there that attract me any more.
Maybe so; but I've travelled all over the world and am now content to stay on one continent for the most part and am still finding new and interesting places to see every time I turn a corner.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Has anyone else noticed leaves already turning and in some cases even dropping? Gads, where did traditional length seasons go.....?
I have not noticed anything abnormal here.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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there are so many interesting countries in the world. Why keep going to the US? Personally there is little there that attract me any more.
There is a lot to see and do in Canada and the U.S so I get what others are saying.. With that said, I actually relate more to what you are saying on a personal level in that my interest in travel would be to Asia and Europe before N.A.. I guess its what interests one personally..
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:08 AM
 
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The topic is just a general take on the Cdn/US exchange rate and how its affecting cross border travel between the two countries, with around a 30% difference i'm certainly curtailing future travel plans to the USA. .
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:57 AM
 
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There Ya go. Making the most of an opportunity can come in a variety.
When I started paying back these loans the dollar was at 95-100, so I'm stunning by the fall. But lapping it up because it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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Old 08-30-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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Exchange rate has never impacted my decisions to visit Canada, or anywhere else for that matter.

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When I started paying back these loans the dollar was at 95-100, so I'm stunning by the fall. But lapping it up because it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
I did the same thing back in 2001, I lived like a student after I relocated to California after graduation. Paid my student loans off in 6 months. Exchange rate was around 64 cents Canadian to the US dollar.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:04 PM
 
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On the other hand had you not had a student loan at all and used all that money during the six months to buy silver at about $4 how much would you have ended up with when it peaked in 2012?
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:22 PM
 
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On the other hand had you not had a student loan at all and used all that money during the six months to buy silver at about $4 how much would you have ended up with when it peaked in 2012?
If I didn't have a student loan, I would not have had my degree. I would not have had the job (and the work visa). Without the the job, I would very unlikely have a sufficient enough income to buy the silver (or really any investment).

Nor was there guarantee I would've sold the silver at it's peak.

I tend not to look a my finances with a "I should've bought X at so and so time, or I should've sold Y" mentality. Life is too short for regrets.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Exchange rate has never impacted my decisions to visit Canada, or anywhere else for that matter.
Same here, and I am speaking as a Canadian. The exchange rate relative to the US dollar, UK pound, Aussie dollar, etc., has never affected my decision to go someplace. It is what it is, and I just deal.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:27 AM
 
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Same here, and I am speaking as a Canadian. The exchange rate relative to the US dollar, UK pound, Aussie dollar, etc., has never affected my decision to go someplace. It is what it is, and I just deal.
Thats my normal attitude but when exchange rates get as high as they are now vacations to the USA can get extra expensive when you factor in a $300 + deduction for every $1K spent.
As said a recent weekend trip cost $406cdn to buy $300US when considering a 2-3 week trip with family to the US that exchange rate can impact your expenses considerably.
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