Bankrate: You had a very difficult and poor childhood. How did you survive?
Meg Tilly: I worked as a waitress from the time I was 14. That was Fridays and Saturdays usually until 2:30 or 3 in the morning. It was hard work, but I was really excited because I was earning money. Then I worked at a deli and the restaurant. I had been saving that money. You make money where you can and you save. Coming from that kind of background, you either learn how to save or you learn how to spend. I saved because it gave me a sense of having choices in my life.