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What Does it Really Cost?

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, In the spring issue of CSANews, Mr. Quigley, in his article “What Does it Really Cost?,” refers to “slimy lawyers.” apparently, to Mr Q., any lawyer who tries to collect money owed to a client is slimy, whereas health insurers who will use every trick in the book to avoid paying claims […]

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Cost-effectiveness of removing driving coverages

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, This may be old hat to experienced snowbirds, but it was news to us. We are newbie snowbirds planning to spend February through April in South Carolina. We put our second car into storage and removed all but comprehensive insurance; the resultant savings paid for the storage fees three times over. So […]

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Watch the expiration dates of your cards !

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Like many snowbirds, we do our banking online while in Florida. While away from home, we use Kathy’s debit card information to access our company and personal bank accounts but, last winter, we discovered that her card was about to expire while we were away. It had a November expiry date. According […]

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Issues in trying to acquire U.S. credit cards at major shopping stores.

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear bird talk, This message is in reference to the lady trying to acquire U.S. credit cards at major shopping stores. As snowbirds, we have a home in an adult community in henderson, Nevada and this is what has worked for me when applying for a card with Macy’s, dillards, Kohls, etc. Once you have […]

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Unable to complete an application to get a Wal-Mart credit card

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear bird talk, I have been unable to complete an application to get a Wal-Mart credit card because the computer insists on a Social Security Number and, of course, I only have a Canadian social insurance number. two weeks of trying to find some way around the computer and talking to senior staff at the […]

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Cross Border Car Purchasing

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Since I have a condo in Florida, I wonder if I can buy a car there and use it in Canada as my normal car, without having to make any transfer. This means that I would have to immatriculate my car in Florida and get insurance there. Would that be correct for the Canadian authorities? […]

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Fraud Safety Precaution

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, A SAFETY PRECAUTION Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine, do both sides of each licence, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet, as well as all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe […]

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Consensus on the Retiree Visa

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB I support a Canadian Snowbird visa. Pat from Ontario I am absolutely behind any attempt to get such a visa in place. We winter in Texas and I know that they suffer economically when we all leave. It’s to both […]

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