I reckon that a large proportion of the readers of this column are too young to remember “The Millionaire,” a TV show that premiered in 1955 and ran until 1961. The plot surrounded a guy who gave away a million dollars to people that he did not know. The lucky “millionaires” were the Nouveau riche of their day, never having to work again since they were on easy street.  Fast forward to today, and a million dollars, while not a small sum of money, is a starter account for some.

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