'Big Bang Theory' Stars Brave the Market Bust

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Who needs to save for a rainy day when you star in a hit TV show?

In moves that we suspect have the financial managers of "Big Bank Theory" stars Kaley Cuoco and Simon Helberg pulling out their hair, both TV stars have recently listed (and in Cuoco's case, sold) their houses for less than they paid for them.

Obviously content to walking away from hundreds of thousands of dollars, Cuoco (pictured at left with Helberg) purchased her home for $1.355 million in 2005 and sold it for $822,500 in August 2011 after three price drops.

Helberg purchased his two-story Craftsman-style home in Los Angeles' Hancock Park area (pictured above) in May 2008 for $950,000 and currently has it listed for $849,000. OK, so maybe a $100,000 hit isn't the worst thing in the world for a guy making in the $100,000 to $125,000 per episode range, according to Deadline Hollywood. His estimated net worth, according to our tabloid friends, is around $4 million.

Go ahead, make him a low-ball offer. He and his wife, actress Jocelyn Towne, recently bought a larger home with more privacy.

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Helberg's house for sale has 3,760 square feet, which includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms on an 8,000-square-foot lot. There are hardwood floors throughout and the property includes a full guest house above the garage.

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