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Honey Boo Boo’s mother Mama June might be a proud redneck, but that doesn’t mean she’s not up on responsible ways to ensure futures for her children. The family has been raking in almost twenty thousand dollars per episode for the hit reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and instead of blowing that loot on big ticket purchases, she’s had TLC set up trust funds for each of her five daughters: Alana, Lauryn, Jessica, Anna and Kaitlyn.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thomson is clearly the star of the show, but according to TMZ, Mama June decided it would be best if the money was equally split between the girls. They’ll each be able to access it at the age of twenty-one, unless there’s a medical emergency or they need it for college tuition.
As for Mama June and Sugarbear, they have been and will continue to provide for the family and pay the bills through his contracting work. They reportedly haven’t touched any of the money that’s come in apart from purchasing a seven-year-old used Ford Expedition to help cart all of the girls around town.
Here’s what Mama June had to say about her frugal ways…
"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."
This is actually very impressive. The television industry, and especially the realty industry, is littered with people who blew through the cash they made and wound up with nothing. Here’s to hoping the family keeps filling these trust funds and living responsibility. The girls will thank them when they’re able to afford the down payments on their houses.