If money is important to you, it might be time to hire a moving van and find a new place to live. Phoenix Marketing International released its annual list of states with the most millionaires per capita. The state with the highest percentage of millionaires is Hawaii.
They say money isn't everything, but it certainly affects a lot of decisions that we make.
If money is important to you, it might be time to hire a moving van and find a new place to live.
Phoenix Marketing International released its annual list of states with the most millionaires per capita.
Not surprisingly, my home state of Kansas wasn't near the top of the list. Neither was my former home in Oklahoma.
The state with the highest percentage of millionaires is Hawaii. Hawaii is one of the few states near the top of the list that also has a tax structure that is unfavorable to wealthy residents. Apparently, some people live in Hawaii for reasons other than the tax code.
Other states near the top include Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut and Virginia.
The only states west of the Mississippi River to make the top 10 were California and Alaska.
The South tends to do the worst at attracting and creating wealthy individuals.
Mississippi, Arkansas, Virginia, and Kentucky were at the bottom of the list.
If you answer "yes" when someone asks if you want to be a millionaire, you need to move to Washington, D.C., the Northeast or get a job with Exxon and move to Alaska.
It didn't add up
Two Vermont schools recently got put on a list of persistently lowest achieving schools" because their students miscalculated the answers to too many questions on standardized tests.
Of course, their inclusion on the list was due to a miscalculation.
So now, they get off the list and two other schools were added to the list.
Mistakes happen. But when school funding is partially determined based on these lists, this type of mistake doesn't inspire confidence in the system.
Honey, where's the car
Have you ever had one of those moments when you walked out of a mall or arena and looked out on the parking lot with no idea where your car might be?
That's the same feeling the Russian space program has had for the last 37 years after their lunar rover Lunokhod was lost on the surface on the moon.
Thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Russians can stop pointing their key fobs aimlessly at the moon hoping the doors to the rover open and the brake lights flash.
The LRO was sending back detailed photos of the moon and researchers discovered the 35-kilometer trail the Russian rover left as it completed scientific tests on the surface.
The find also added value to the plans for potential human colonization of the moon. The crime rate must be very low there.
The rover was parked in the same spot for almost four decades with the windows down, and the stereo was still in the dash.
Kent Bush is publisher of the Augusta (Kan.) Gazette.
The opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of the newspaper.