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Keeping piles of loose change for an emergency is impractical
Keeping piles of loose change for an emergency is impractical

Dear Liz: My husband recently told me that he has saved many coffee cans full of loose change over the years. When I suggested we might at least roll the change to make it easier to count should we ever need it, he was not interested! I understand he just wants it available in an emergency, but just the transportation of these things to a coin counter (that may or may not be available) makes me want to find a better way to honor his idea of saving change in a more realistic way. Perhaps roll while watching TV, then ask a bank to convert to dollar coins as a way to reduce the bulk? Answer: It's hard to imagine how your husband expects to deploy those coins in an emergency. Does he...

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