# Use our strong dollar to save on online purchases…

Our dollar has been hovering around \$0.95 USD.  So to figure out how much you pay for something that is listed in US funds, just divide the US price by 0.95. Now you have how much you will pay in Canadian funds.

To take advantage of this you need to know that the price spread of an item (the difference between how much it costs in US funds and how much it costs in Canadian funds) is greater than the price spread between the loonie and the US dollar.  (The price spread between the loonie and the US dollar is 5 cents divided by 100 cents). <– THAT’s the philosophy, but what you really need to know is that when you divide the US priced item by the exchange rate, is the result less than what the items sells for in Canadian funds? Let’s take an example:

I posted that I recommend “The Richest Man in Babylon” as a great book to buy.  If you look on Amazon.COM, it is \$6.99 USD.  If you look on Amazon.CA is it \$9.99 CAD.

\$6.99USD / 0.95(Exchange rate) = \$7.36 CAD