“I Still Drive A Honda HR-V”: Tiffany Haddish And 9 Other Frugal Stars Share Their Best Money Lessons

October 18, 2017  |  
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In a new interview with PEOPLE, the always hilarious Tiffany Haddish talked about how life has changed since she’s become a household name following the success of Girls Trip, but more so, the ways in which life has stayed the same. She still owns a knockoff Michael Kors purse, is obsessed with Groupon deals and drives a hybrid car. For the 37-year-old star, knowing what and where she’s come from has persuaded her to continue to be mindful of how she spends her money — no matter what her co-stars are doing.

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“I still drive a Honda HR-V. It’s a hybrid,” she said. “I still have a that fake Michel Kors purse, but I got a real Givenchy bag and Jada [Pinkett] just gave me a Fendi bag. I haven’t paid for these bag [sic] — these are gifts. Jada was like, ‘Tiffany, here’s a Fendi. You need one of these.’ I was like, ‘Oh cool.’ The last bag that I bought myself was a Madden Girl backpack that’s really cute. And it was on sale for $45!”

“I’m probably going to be cheap with my money for a long time,” Haddish added. “You know I’ve been homeless, so it’s like, ‘Yeah it’s here now but will it be here in 5 years?’ I don’t know.”

While her comments were humorous, per the usual, they were also enlightening. If the stars making yearly salaries for each project they do understand the importance of not jumping the gun in their spending habits, then those of us trying to emulate their moves could also practice being a bit more frugal.

There have been plenty other stars who are rolling in the dough who’ve given out truly sound financial advice based on their experiences, so we collected a few here since #WisdomWednesdays is trending. The more financially wise and stable we are, the better off we’ll all be.

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After finding herself with her own fair share of money troubles back in the day, Iyanla Vanzant “did the work” to pay off her debts and improve her financial health. Now she gives spot-on advice to the rest of us, including the spending kind.

“When you are in debt, spending money without discipline means you are spending other people’s money, blocking your own abundance.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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“My mom stayed with my dad for too long because of financial reasons. If she’d just had a little side hustle, a little of her own money, she would have left. So I encourage women to have what I call “F.U.” money.… A lot of my passion for this business comes from that. – Tyra Banks

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“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

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While being profiled by Sports Illustrated last year, San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard, who signed a $90 million five-year contract with that team in 2015 made it clear he had no qualms with living modestly. As in, driving a car from 1997 modest:

Leonard spends his summers in a two-bedroom apartment in San Diego, where he hangs a mini hoop over one door so he can play 21…He carries a basketball in his backpack even when he isn’t going to the gym. He often drives a rehabbed ’97 Chevy Tahoe, nicknamed Gas Guzzler, which he drove across Southern California’s Inland Empire as a teenager. “It runs,” Leonard explains, “and it’s paid off.”

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“Money is such an amazing teacher: What you choose to do with your money shows whether you are truly powerful or powerless.” – Suze Orman

LL Cool J

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“I try to do the right thing with money. Save a dollar here and there, clip some coupons. Buy ten gold chains instead of 20. Four summer homes instead of eight.” – LL Cool J

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“Don’t save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving.” – Warren Buffett

Salma Hayek

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“Find your own style. Don’t spend your savings trying to be someone else. You’re not more important, smarter, or prettier because you wear a designer dress.” – Salma Hayek

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When Kendrick Lamar’s sister graduated from high school, he bought her a 2017 Toyota for all of her hard work. The Internet, used to seeing stars give their spoiled family members a luxury car for every birthday, wasn’t here for the purchase. However, Lamar explained that he hasn’t forgotten his very humble beginnings in Compton and wouldn’t want his sister, who missed the hardest of times, to think she doesn’t have to work for such things.

“You know, people’s perspective of me and the money that I have and the stages and places I’ve gone to, they probably expect me not to have the same morals and values that I have,” he said. “I want to carry over to my family, to my little sister or whatnot, ’cause she’s younger than me so she didn’t have to go through the same struggle that me and moms had to go through.”

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