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Kiplinger: Frugal Habits of the Super Rich

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Bethenny Frankel

Age: 41

Estimated net worth: $100 million

How she struck it rich: Created the Skinnygirl cocktail brand

Frugal habit: Never pays retail prices for clothing or shoes and bargain hunts on eBay

Frankel doesn't take her newfound wealth (she sold Skinnygirl to Beam Global for a reported $100 million last year) for granted. Just a few years ago, the reality TV star and entrepreneur couldn't even pay her rent, as she revealed in a 2011 interview with ABC's "Nightline."

Her guilty pleasure is fashion, so when it comes to spending money on clothes, Frankel is adamant about not buying anything that isn’t on sale. To help avoid making impulse purchases, she shops mostly online and regularly at discount sites, such as eBay.com and net-a-porter.com.

(CREDIT: AP)
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