Originally Posted by swampwiz
Up until last year, I have done very well on that arbitrage, eking out a net income of $30K/yr sometimes. Last year though, I lost $25K with about $5K in finance charges. Oh well, like everyone on Wall Street, hello Chapter 7.
That's why I only used for I-bonds and kept enough to bail myself out!
Concerning unplanned crossing: Well, it was the Canuks that had us dismount go inside and talk to the friendly guy with the gun. Just galloped through the US return. Wish, I knew about the cheaper gas - I didn't even notice a station though.
I had always heard how much nicer the view was from the Canuk side, but with the mist blowing that way, the sidewalk adjacent to a busy street and the minimal parking - we weren't really impressed....
On the US side of the falls, we parked at the closed 'Discovery Center' and walked along the river in a park-like setting upto and past the falls and eventually took a free trolley back after visiting 3 Sisters' Islands. We didn't do downtown Niagara NY except to find an BofA ATM.