Living outside of the United States you tend to think of a lot of prices in U.S. Dollars. It's a stable international measure of value.Living outside of the United States has now become a really good way to watch the fall of the U.S. Dollar. On our daily TV news shows, we are shown just how many Israeli Sheqels one Dollar will buy today. A stable Dollar and an American economic recovery is what we need. But what we just got was the news that Uncle Sam's credit rating has been lowered! Yikes! Changing times.