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5 Sitcom Royalty Checks You Won’t Believe

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When a big star signs on to a television show, high-dollar paydays are common. However, many get more than a salary for each episode; they also negotiate residuals into their deals. For incredibly successful shows that see reruns airing for decades, these royalty checks can be more lucrative than the original pay. Here are five sitcom royalty checks you won’t believe actually got cut.

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Pros and Cons of Making a Homeowner’s Insurance Claim

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Figuring out whether to file a homeowner’s insurance claim can be a challenge. After all, you pay for coverage to help you after an incident, so putting it to use seems wise. However, there are risks for filing, and some of them can cost you big. With that in mind, here are some of the pros and cons of making a homeowner’s insurance claim.

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Tipping Etiquette: Should You Tip Your Lawncare Person?

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Few things cause as much confusion or lead to as many heated debates as tipping etiquette. Outside of waitstaff at sit-down restaurants and personal care service providers (like hairdressers), figuring out whether a tip is appropriate or expected isn’t intuitive. It’s particularly difficult when you are trying to decide whether to tip a home pro. These pros include landscapers and other lawncare professionals.

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A Big Pay Raise Is on the Way for Retirees and Disabled Vets

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In 2019, military retirees and disabled veterans will get the largest pay raise they’ve seen in seven years. Pay will go up by 2.8 percent. This amounts to a $369 increase for those at the highest end of the retirement chart. The rise is a bump known as a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).

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How I Lost Out on Doubling My Money by Not Following My Gut

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Usually, if you are an active trader, having a plan is the best approach. You need to figure out when you want to enter and have a strategy to guide your exit. Otherwise, a quick gain may be offset with a fast investment loss. However, if you set your sights too low when you plan the timing of your exit, you can miss out on an exciting opportunity. Similarly, if you don’t listen to your gut, you might regret selling when you do.

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