We've heard it time and time again that due to her tax problems and attorney fees, Lindsay Lohan is broke as a bad joke. And it seems to be true, because she's living with her mother Dina

But since they're both allegedly staying at a suite in the Hills of Beverly right now, we honestly don't know what's going on anymore.

According to reports, LiLo recently fled L.A. because it was too pricey for her limited funds, and she's since been shacking up with her mom in Long Island, NY instead. Which is pretty ironic because she probably bought that crib for Dina in the first place.

Linds would've liked to have stayed in sunny California, but an insider says she “can’t even afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment in North Hollywood.”

“There’s simply no way she would pass a credit check, and even if she could, she wouldn’t be able to muster up a security deposit, let alone meet the rent every month,” the source continued to blab.

We didn't even like having to move home for the summer during college. So how's 26-year-old Lindsay faring with her new housing arrangement?

“Dina seriously cramps Lindsay’s style because she always wants to go out partying with her,” the source added. “It’s embarrassing for Lindsay ... [she's] constantly on the prowl these days to snag a new wealthy pal who has an apartment or vacation home she can move into.”

Still other media outlets say that Dina and Linds are staying in a suite at the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel after being denied refuge elsewhere before her most recent court appearance yesterday -- and this after flying first-class from New York to L.A.

What we're saying is there's "broke" and there's "celebrity broke," and neither the twain shall meet.

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