Dear Readers: Surely you've noticed retailers posting signs about a coin shortage. It's not really a shortage, it's a distribution problem.
During these times of a global pandemic, some businesses have had their doors closed or have been limited in service for social distancing and stay-at-home orders.
Some of these include businesses that rely on coins (laundromats, car washes and even vending machines), and they have seen their revenue plummet. Therefore, there are fewer coins in circulation.
As the economy recovers, you'll see more coins around. — Heloise
Dear Heloise: I like to use greeting cards as bookmarks. It gives them another use, and you can re-read them and enjoy the sentiment from time to time. — Lauren C., via email
Not Who You Think
Dear Heloise: I was looking through an online dating site and I happened to see my friend's picture on a profile that was NOT his! I told him about it, and he says he's had that happen before. It's not really dangerous, just creepy, invasive and misleading! Beware! — Jenna in Arizona
Dear Heloise: I hot glued a jeans pocket cut from an old pair of denims to the cover of my diary. I can keep a pen, pencil, ticket stub, receipt — anything I need — in that pocket. — Sandra in Indiana
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