Post # 31
Oh no! I hope for both our sakes the dollar makes a come back, I would be happy with $0.75
Local shops are the best! Spend away!
Post # 32
Not to point out the obvious but.. You do have control over the situation.. You took a chance by planning a destination wedding during unstable economic times.
It won’t turn around soon, we’re likely to see a 59 cent loonie this year.
ETA: Article for reference- http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/macquarie-loonie-forecast-1.3401644
Post # 33
Hey again, (fellow Vancouver bee, yay!) do you guys think it’s an option to open a US savings account for now? It seems really strange to stock up on US currency at $.70, but if it’s supposed to fall another $.10, it might be worth it? Do you have a financial planner you can meet with/ask about it? I’d really hate to see it reach $.60 – this sucks, I’m sorry.
Post # 34
Yea we are paying off most of the wedding tomorrow and then are spending money is going in to a US account. That way if it goes lower we will already have some US funds and wont have to worry about the wedding.
Post # 35
To be fair, no one should be munching on fresh asparagus in January, and kale is still very cheap. Canada is also the world’s #1 producer of pulses, so we really should be saying “eat your kale and lentils!” 🙂
Post # 36
To be fair, I already posted in a different thread that we all need to remember that none of us needs to eat out of season produce. I did not grow up eating asparagus, strawberries, grapes etc in the winter. We waited all year for those things to be available when they were available locally. They tasted so much better when “ripened on the vine”, so to speak.
Post # 37
I live in Vancouver and that’s exactly how i felt when I was visiting Oahu for 6days last April… Hopefully it gets better soon but I don’t honestly see it happning.. so sad
Post # 38
- Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview
I’m in Northern SK and we pay $6.50 for 4 litres of milk, $12 for a 900g block of cheese…and don’t get me started on bacon! A 1lb container of strawberries were $8 the other day! I’m just glad it’s not the Nunavut prices but still…
Post # 39
It sucks but Hawaii is so beautiful im sure it will be worth it!
Those prices are outrageous!