8 celebrities who live on a budget

Despite their wealth, these actors still appreciate the value of a dollar saved.

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Aug 18, 2014 5:33AM
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So??? Just what is so bad about a budget. Rich or poor, everyone should live within their means.
Aug 18, 2014 11:54AM
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Please explain How living on $22.000 plus a month is frugal?
Aug 23, 2014 9:13AM
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Keira Knightly sounds the smartest and is the most likely to never go broke. Not saying the others will but Keira lives the way she does because she enjoys the company of her friends. Friends she likely had before the money. Sounds like a smart and happy way to lead her life. AT $50k a year she never has to work again and will never go broke and she gets to spend time with real friends and not the fair weather type.
Aug 16, 2014 12:50AM
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$22250 is plenty to live largely till the end of the month. Glad to see that some of these actors  are thinking to the future and not killing themselves with cocaine and alcohol as most of them do.

Aug 23, 2014 7:10AM
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There's a huge difference in choosing to be frugal and having to be. Limiting oneself to $22,250 pm is easy. Try budgeting and living on $832 pm disability, or even a part time job at minimum wage, then I'll be impressed.
Aug 23, 2014 8:55AM
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She exits her limo, runs past the two Ferraris in the driveway, enters her $25 million mansion,  asks the cook what's for dinner, sits on the lounge chair by the pool, watches the pool boy test the water, as she cuts her coupons!   Now, that's frugal!
Aug 18, 2014 9:27AM
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pretty cool.
far too many get sucked into spending way more because of advertising claims.
think before you buy.

Aug 15, 2014 11:55PM
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zooey 22,550 of disposable income not bad for a budget

Aug 15, 2014 7:02PM
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Ok. Some of these examples make sense, but others ( $22,550 a month?...Zoey, I'm sure you are wonderful and never claimed to be a miser) don't belong in such a category. Frugal is just that, frugal. It is not a bad quality but is also not measured on a sliding scale based on income or estate value! As for other selections, choosing Cheesecake Factory is not an economic decision but one of taste, however poorly that taste is displayed. I feel sorry for the celebrities featured in this story, as their "quotes" were clearly gathered from past statements unrelated to this compilation. Even the Internet needs filler stories every day, I suppose!
Aug 18, 2014 3:06PM
Aug 16, 2014 1:20AM
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While I applaud these actors' appreciation of frugality, the problem is their definition of "allowance" is still a bit off from the rest of us middle class folk. $22,500 a month? That's still living large relative to the average full-time working professional.  Also, if said "budget" is exceeded, it's not difficult to simply transfer money from the countless millions in other accounts over to keep the good times rolling. 
Aug 18, 2014 11:31AM
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They are all clearly money conscience, and that a positive personal attribute.  I try to save but makes me want to work harder at saving.
Aug 18, 2014 1:50PM
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Man,..it did not take long for the unrelated political stuff to start !

Aug 18, 2014 8:32AM
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LOL  Celebs are funny.  I don't believe one bit of this.....Lives off $50,000/year, but has millions in the bank for backup should they decide they "need" a trip, designer dress, a second home......they're JUST  LIKE US dontchaknow !
Aug 23, 2014 9:05AM
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$22,000 a month is to much, especially when you are only worth $4 million. She is doing very well in her career but spending 22% of $100,000.00 while you are working will kick your **** when you aren't and very few actors are lucky enough to work all the time or pull in 100k a month.  I hope she bought the right stocks and can reduce that spending by the time she needs work.
Aug 18, 2014 8:32AM
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This article is a joke, many of us are struggling to pay everyday expenses,  out of control big government taxes, and to read how these Hollywood types are on silly outrageous monthly allowances. Put some news on this site instead of liberal BS.
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All women...there has to be one guy somewhere!!!!
Aug 18, 2014 11:41AM
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Just another rehashed story that MSN ran several months ago.

Just saying....
Aug 15, 2014 11:18PM
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Somehow, I have a hard time picturing any given celebrity standing in line at the Century City or Encino  Gelson's clutching a handful of coupons for ketchup or frozen peas asking the checker what day they double. Hint: they don't--I'm not sure Gelson's even does coupons.
Aug 18, 2014 12:18PM
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I think this is just a bunch of celebs telling the public what they think we want to hear in order to come across as more sympathetic to the "commoners." I'd have to see receipts with my own eyes to believe this.
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