Celebrities savvy with savings

Simple living the answer

Karen Allen
Actress ("Raiders of the Lost Ark")

Bankrate: What was the first financial lesson you learned the hard way?

Karen Allen: I have to say I don't know that I've ever really had a bad financial situation. I'm one of those people -- I'm not an impulse buyer and I live fairly simply. I don't need a lot of stuff. I don't buy fancy cars. I don't need that stuff in my life, so I've never gotten into overextending myself financially. Between owning the studio and the store is about as much as I've ever stuck my neck out.


Lesson learned: Live within your means.

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