Just because they’re a humble southern family doesn’t mean the Honey Boo Boo clan isn’t money savvy.
June Shannon, matriarch of the TLC series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” wants to be smart with the profits from the family’s surprise reality show success and reveals she won’t be blowing their new-found windfall. In fact, she’s already set up a trust fund for her children.
“I want my kids to look back and say, ‘Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people,’” June tells TMZ.
The family earns roughly $20,000 per episode, which Mama June has split and divided equally into trust funds for her four daughters, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 7; Lauryn, 12; Jessica, 15; Anna, 18, and grandbaby Kaitlyn.
The money will remain there until the girls are 21 and can not be touched before that time, except to pay for school or medical emergencies.
Despite becoming a reality sensation, June says she will never live above her means and prides herself on her extreme couponing practice.
June keeps the family grounded and they still live in their same home in McIntyre, Georgia.
The family’s biggest purchase so far? A 2005 Ford Expedition.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” returned Sunday night with a new episode (and a newly blonde Mama June).
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