Hawaii has the highest percentage of millionaire households; Mississippi has the lowest.
It varies from less than a year to indefinitely, depending on the type.
From video games to automobiles, consider these factors before you make a purchase.
It's good to have a stash in case of emergencies, but don't overdo it. Bad things can happen.
It's not nearly as good a deal as you may think.
Is your time best spent looking for ways to save a few dimes or dollars here and there?
Start with the merchant to find satisfaction, and then escalate if that doesn't work.
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