Heloise: Get the facts on the vaccine

DEAR READERS » Over one year into the pandemic, and we’ve made a lot of progress, but we probably all still have questions, mostly about the vaccines that are available.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.CDC.gov) has put together a clearinghouse for questions about the vaccine at www Questions tackled include: How does the vaccine protect me?

How do I know it’s safe?

Who should get vaccinated?

When should I get vaccinated?

How do I get vaccinated?

Check it out to get the facts.

DEAR HELOISE » Shopping online? Of course! I’ve discovered that if I enter the name of the online company into the search engine, I might find a code for free shipping.

— Jane T. in California

DEAR HELOISE » Do you want to leave your children and grandchildren money after you pass?

Don’t leave money to your kids outright — protect it in a trust. For many reasons, but a big one is if your child were to ever get sued, assets in a trust are most likely protected from garnishment.

— Daniel R. in New York

DEAR READERS » Consult a tax attorney, estate planner and CPA for more information.

DEAR HELOISE » Your column today definitely struck a major chord with me — when people are done with shopping carts. I am constantly amazed that people are willing to walk endlessly through the market, aisle by aisle, with a shopping cart, which holds their “valuably selected goods.”

However, once they’re done shopping and put the “stuff” in their vehicles, generally they are too quick to abandon the carts at their best convenient locations — rarely in the cart return locations. (Lazy!) I find this infuriating!

— Sylvia B.

DEAR SYLVIA » Thanks for your email. Read on for a different perspective.

DEAR HELOISE » I dislike the Shopping Cart Theory, because it asks us to judge others instead of putting ourselves in their shoes. Perhaps the person is disabled, has a child with them or a sick one at home.

Continuing to use this theory, when there are so many reasons why one may not put their shopping cart back, can be hurtful.

I do understand that it isn’t really about the shopping cart, but however we apply it, we are judging others without knowing everything impacting their lives.

As long as it is about ourselves and doing the small things, that is positive. If it is used to judge others, that can be harmful.

— Heide A., Bozeman, Mont. 

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