Netflix has been a tech stock du jour for some time. Many consider it a relatively safe bet, even though it has had ups and downs like any other company. But I managed to time my purchase of Netflix top at a great time and was essentially able to use the stock to significantly add to my retirement fund.
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.
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.
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.
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).