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By Hints From Heloise Tuesday, June 26, 2007; C08

Dear Readers:

What would happen if your purse, wallet or briefcase were stolen?

When you leave home, do you carry your whole financial history with you? You don't need to! To protect yourself, take the following steps:

1. Monitor the contents of what you carry with you. Experts recommend taking only what you need each day, if possible. Make copies of all your credit cards (front and back), and update these when a new card is received or a card is canceled.

2. Do carry your bank card, driver's license, a multipurpose credit card and affinity cards, such as frequent-flier.

3. Do not carry your passport, Social Security card (you very rarely need this) or credit cards from stores you visit infrequently.

4. Never write your PINs on a piece of paper and carry it with your credit cards, etc.

5. Do not carry original family photos that cannot be replaced.

6. If your purse, wallet or briefcase is stolen, call credit card companies and banks ASAP.

Dear Heloise:

Do you know why eggs stick to cartons and how to remove them?

Larry M., via e-mail

It's usually because one of the eggs has cracked and leaked.

The easiest way to remove the other intact eggs is to soak the carton in water. Then you should be able to carefully lift the whole egg or eggs out. Place the rest of the eggs in an extra egg carton or in a bowl in the fridge. A word of caution: Do not use any eggs that are cracked or broken because of contamination and possible food poisoning.

Dear Heloise:

My husband and I order carryout from restaurants several nights a week. They always include packaged plastic flatware and a napkin in a plastic wrapper. We use our own utensils, and I always felt guilty throwing the plastic sets away, so I saved them.

After saving a couple of bagfuls, we took them to the local food shelter. They were very receptive -- they would provide the plastic-wrapped utensils when they'd serve a meal.

I felt better that I found a good use for them.

Julie Mills, Worthington, Ohio

It's so nice that you are concerned about the environment and helping others. A double-duty hint is a real winner for all.

Dear Heloise:

Here is my idea for an inexpensive "spa" treatment for hot, tired feet. Massage them with medicated face-cleansing cream and rinse. I find that the store brand works just as well as the name brand. It makes my feet feel cool and smooth.

Mary From Rockville

Send a money- or time-saving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Tex. 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or e-mail it Please include your city and state when faxing or using e-mail. I can't answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column.

2007King Features Syndicate
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Help! My eggs are stuck to the carton