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Honey Boo Boo May Someday Be the Richest Redneck Since the Beverly Hillbillies

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Say what you will about Honey Boo Boo and company, but despite the fact that they may cause celebrity car accidents, think ketchup and tomato sauce are the same thing and are convinced that vegetarians can’t eat mayonnaise, they may be smarter than you think.

Case in point: Family matriarch Mama June has wisely set up trust funds for all five of her children/grandchildren.

With the family earning between $15,000 and $20,000 an episode, it would be tempting for them to spend the dosh on camouflage tuxedos, taxidermy jackelopes or crystal spittoons, but instead the money is being stashed away until the kids turn 21.

Said June of the decision, “I want [them] to look back and say, ‘Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people.'”

Costs for schooling and medical emergencies aside, 7-year-old Alana, 12-year-old Lauryn, 15-year-old Jessica, and 18-year-old Anna (and her Sprite-drinking baby Kaitlyn) will not be allowed to touch the coin until they can legally drink.

In fact, June never even sees it to begin with. Instead, she has the television network put the kids’ earnings directly into the bank, saying, “TLC puts the money into the girls’ trust accounts for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets.”

To pay their bills, the family lives off patriarch Sugarbear’s contracting jobs, and the largest purchase they’ve made since becoming reality stars was a 2005 Ford Expedition. “You’re never gonna see me drive a Range Rover or a Mercedes,” June added. “I’ll drive one if someone else pays for it. Never gonna live above my means.”

For a clan that gets a lot of flack for being unintelligent hillbillies, they seem to be doing things right. Now if only they could earn residuals on all that redneck porn they’ve inspired.

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