Apparently adopting the frugal lifestyle isn't just for us regular folks. There are a handful of celebrities who earn millions of dollars (who have been frugal most of their lives) and continue to be so even after they've made it big. It's refreshing to know that some stars are savvy coupon clippers and penny pinchers also!
My favorite frugalebrity icon is... Zooey Deschanel (pictured shopping for chairs). Her frugality has allowed her put more than $1.5 million in the bank. She has no credit card debt, since she pays off her balance each month. Zooey has almost $2 million more in stocks, bonds and real estate, etc. Like Zooey, my only debt is my mortgage, which I plan to pay off soon!
Here are quotes from 10 famous celebrities about their frugal lifestyle.
"Honestly, I’m very frugal. I have a lot of property. I’ve invested my money and I don’t have to make any more, thank God, because I’m set. I’m now able really to be free and just do things that make me happy.”
"I am pretty frugal. I save a lot because I'm always worried about when this trip is going to stop. So I'm saving for that day so I can have a life that is secure and comfortable."
- HALLE BARRY
“When you open up the paper and you see those coupons, it looks like dollar bills staring you in the face. It’s how I grew up. Why not?”
- HILARY SWANK
"When I was a kid, I had two jobs. I worked at a Ford dealership and at a McDonald's. I'd spend the money from one job and save the money from the other. That's still the way I am now. I live on the money I make as a comedian, and I put all the TV money in the bank. I've never spent a dime of TV money — ever."
- JAY LENO
“I was raised to have value for money, to have respect for money, even though you have a lot of it. I still look for bargains when I go to the market.”
- JENNIFER LAWRENCE
“I use a lot of coupons. The best coupon you can get, possibly in the world, is the Bed Bath & Beyond coupon.”
- KRISTEN BELL
"I don't pay lavish expenses. I don't fly private jets. I still have only one car, and that's a Toyota Prius. I don't spend money on a lot. Money is very important to me because it allows me the freedom to choose what I want to do as an actor and most importantly because I want to accumulate enough so that one day I can do something really great and beneficial for other people, for the environment or for children."
- LEONARDO DICAPRIO
"My son only wears hand-me-downs because I've got all these older nephews. I think it's incumbent on my husband and me to really stress and to show James Wilkie by example what it means to owe your community something and that he is not entitled to the benefits of our hard work."
- SARAH JESSICA PARKER
"You know those Lotto winners, who win big and blow through all that money? That would never happen to me. I just never wanted to put myself in the position where my spending was so huge that I had to keep making movie after movie."
- TOBEY MAGUIRE
"I am frugal, I've always been this way. When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I'd peel off a little each week and have some to spare. "
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