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Personal finance: NC near top among ‘most sinful’ states survey

Feb. 14. Every state has virtues and vices, and vices can be especially destructive when people‚Äôs wallets are already stretched thin by high inflation. Harmful behavior on the individual level can result in staggering economic costs, considering that gambling addiction costs the U.S. $5 billion per year and smoking costs dwarf that with over $300 […]


Personal finance: The cost of smoking

Jan. 18. Smoking can burn a nasty hole through your wallet. With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $600 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State. To encourage the estimated 34.2 million tobacco users in the U.S. to kick the […]