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Subject: OT: Cross-border (US-Can) exchange rates, etc. Date: 12/19/2006 4:17 PM
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Looking at the responses to the thread I started on Montreal, it appears there are a few folks on this board who go back and forth across the border.

I'm interested in how you do your finances the most economically. When we went in Oct, I charged everthing on a credit card. I understand you get a good exchange rate when you do that and it avoids the hassle of changing money. But there's an annoying little 1% foreign exchange fee that gets added to the bill, so I'm wondering if there's a smarter way to do it. One thought I had was to try to get a credit card from a Canadian bank (denominated in Canadian $) and use that whenever I go to Canada. Not sure if they'd give one to a Yank with a US address or not.

Any other thoughts,'eh?

jtmitch
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