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Youve all probable heard the saying A penny saved is a penny earned but today people just dont care that much about the penny For the most part Pennies have become a nuisance You cant buy anything with them You cant use them in a phone You cant use it in a parking meter You cant even use it in a vending machine If you can withstand embarassment and dirty looks you can go to a store with a pocketful of pennies and try to make a purchase And Then theres trying to save pennies Let me assure you this makes absolutely no economic sense The time it takes to collect count wrap them and bring them to the bank is not worth your time you might as well just throw them on the ground Then of course theres someone out there willing to pick up that penny off the ground Each time you pass up the opportunity to pick up a penny your paying one one-hundredth of a dollar for the privilege of not having to bend over pick up a dirty disgusting possibly disease-ridden object and store it on yourself Today the main purpose of pennies is to use them to prevent yourself from receiving more change and more pennies Everyone at one time or another has had a bill of a say a 103 This causes a major dilemma take the time to dig some pennies out of your pocket or be stuck with even more pennies Businesses are also Both Time and money are wasted According to BRIAN ROONEY of ABC News it is estimated that every cash transaction involving pennies takes an extra two and a half seconds At a rate of 15 an hour for every Americans time This leads us to a cost to the nation of 5 billion per year In addition many stores are charged up to 10 per roll when purchasing pennies
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