Very interesting article. One thing about pennies needed for making change...there's bank has a new program that when you use the check/debit they'll "keep the change" (rounding up to the next dollar), putting it in a savings account, and matching it up to I think $250.
Also, if you have one cent on the first day of the month, and double the amount each day, you'll be a millionaire by the end of the month.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I don't get why this is just becoming news. The threshold between the penny and its costs has been extremely close for some time. It just needs to be phased out. The things are annoying and don't really buy much. Of couse, I also use dollar coins.