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  • Slug and pennies
    Give a slug a penny and he’ll…
    You may have read that you can deter slugs by surrounding your plants with copper pennies. Don’t waste your money. The amount of copper in a US penny is a just a thin coating over a zinc blank. And there is no evidence they “give slugs...
  • Publishing for Pennies
    Publishing for Pennies?
    Writer's Freedom-How to Publish a Book for PenniesI’ve met many writers in Las Vegas, and elsewhere, who are anxious to publish, but are scared out their wits to go forward. Publishing and marketing mean a journey into a pretty...
  • Home educating family collects pennies in Tampa for the future
    Home educating family collects pennies in Tampa for the future
    We started. Yep. Collecting pennies is a thing of the future again. Remember when you saw a penny on the streets? You picked it up. Why? Because back then you could use it to add to your other four pennies and buy a piece of chocolate candy...
  • Silver Coins
    Coin collecting for beginners
    If you are a beginning coin collector, you may ask yourself which coins you should collect and what is the best way to do it?The best answer to these questions is "it depends."Why are you interested in starting a coin collection? People...
  • Man saves pennies for 35 years and pays off house
    Man pays off final mortgage payment using 62,000 pennies
    A penny saved could turn into a memorable experience according to one man.One Milford Massachusetts man by the name of Thomas Daigle bought his first home in 1977, vowing to himself, and others that he would make his final mortgage payment on his...
  • Pennies-Chicago Skyline Montage
    Pennies into art exhibits
    In Chicago, artists can convert pennies into art exhibits. (The procedure does not involve alchemy.) The key is to make pennies the primary focus of art exhibits and/or artworks. (If you thought that you could produce artworks suitable for display...
  • What do with your coins now that Obama wants cheaper pennies and nickels
    What to do with coins now that Obama wants to make pennies, nickels worth less
    Although the U.S. Mint located in San Francisco still makes coins, the coins created there aren't for general circulation and won't be subject to new metal formulas if President Obama gets Congress to okay his request that pennies and...
  • Banned
    Funny Photo: Should pennies be banned? (This bike store thinks so)
    We've all been there: standing behind someone in line at the grocery store (or, even more frequently, at a gas station) while they painstakingly count on four dollars in change. They left their wallet at home, they say, or they're "...
  • 2,500 pennies used to pay a $25 bill
    Does your church accept coins in the collection plate?
    There has been no known report in Richmond, Virginia or any churchthat refuses coins in the collection plate. However, two separate incidents were in the news this week about people who paid their bills with coins.Man charged $140 for paying a $25...