Pick on June Shannon and her family all you want, but you have to hand it to this reality TV mom for having a good financial head on her shoulders.
June has said in the past that she won't change the way her family lives just because they're earning good money on reality TV. June is frugal and wise, knowing that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo won't last forever, so she saves every cent she can. The celebrity mama is squirreling away all that TLC money for her daughters' futures.
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Each episode brings in an estimated $15,000 or more for the HBB clan, which June equally splits and deposits into the trust funds she set up for Alana, Anna, Lauryn, Jessica and grandbaby Kaitlyn. June told TMZ, "I want my kids to look back and say, 'Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people.'"
June has it set up so that the money is deposited directly into the girls' accounts and all she sees is an email with the amounts. "TLC puts the money into the girls' trust accounts for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets."
June shares that the family lives comfortably enough on Sugar Bear's regular income and they don't factor in the HBB money. "You're never gonna see me drive a Range Rover or a Mercedes. I'll drive one if someone else pays for it. Never gonna live above my means."
Hopefully June's good sense will rub off on her daughters so when they get their trust fund money at 21, they'll be able to handle the responsibility. Maybe June could teach some money management classes in NJ?
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