What can we say, it's Mardi Gras season.

Can we all just be real for a second? We all got issues. We all make mistakes. We all have vices and things that others may frown upon. Things like drinking alcohol, smoking, or gambling. These are also things that we could become addicted to if we don't engage with them responsibly.

They also happen to be things that cost money and that amount adds up over time.

In fact, WalletHub says that gambling alone costs the nation $5 billion a year. Heck, smoking costs us over $300 billion. And, like WalletHub always does, they decided to rank each state by their sinful nature with their list of "2020's Most Sinful States in America."

Their results are based on several key factors like excessive drinking, percentage of people with gambling disorders, and even violent crimes per capita. They examined 47 different areas that are considered sinful behavior. Rankings were then determined by a panel of experts.

With that criteria, Louisiana came in at number seven.

You may be wondering who ranked higher. Nevada was number one on the list followed by Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and Tennessee. Our high marks in categories like "anger and hatred", "excesses and vices", and "lust" put us high on the list. We also have a lot of thefts in our state, we visit a few adult sites on the Internet and very few of us exercise regularly.

Sounds like we have some work to do on ourselves... well, maybe after Mardi Gras season.