Tiffany Haddish admits that she didn’t always make the soundest of financial decisions. Being a struggling comedian isn’t easy, to begin with, but coming from her background compounded the issue.
Today, however, she makes enough money to care for her mother (who is institutionalized) and her grandmother (who has Alzheimer’s). She’s even started to invest in other businesses, such as BeGreatTV, while also serving as a mentor for children who are in foster care.
She’s also passing on all the information she’s learned as the host of a new show, “Hotline Cha-Ching.” Tiffany Haddish told Yahoo that the overall goal with the streaming series is to give people like her the financial advice she never received growing up.
“I want them to save their money, have an understanding of what interest rates are, how you can grow money, and how you can get the money to work for you instead of you working for the money,” she said.
Despite a few starts and stops, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Tiffany Haddish has an estimated $6 million net worth, which she worked hard to obtain. Most of her net worth comes from her extensive comedy career, but she’s also earned money from other ventures including the sales of her memoir, “The Last Black Unicorn,” which debuted at No. 15 on the NY Times Bestseller list. She’s also set to star in a few upcoming films — including a proposed biopic about track legend Florence Griffith-Joyner — and she probably has a lot more things in the works that she’s waiting to announce.
But, let’s take a look at some of the wise pieces of financial advice she’s passing on to her loyal fans. They’re definitely common-sense gems!
In October 2021, ATTN announced that Tiffany Haddish would be hosting a new show called “Hotline Cha-Ching.”
The streaming series, which is sponsored in part by Chime, features Haddish answering some of your most pressing money questions on the dedicated hotline set up just for that purpose.
“In “Hotline Cha-Ching” Tiffany Haddish gives viewers the real-talk on finance, dishing advice, and stories from her life that have shaped how she handles money, and the goals associated with it,” reads the press release about the announcement. “She unpacks salary negotiation tips and the do’s and don’ts when trying to budget and financially plan for the future. You can watch the series trailer here which features an actual hotline, 1-800-Chime-Line, that people can dial into to leave Tiffany messages with their own financial questions.”
While many people go to college and study smart financial advice for years, Tiffany Haddish learned about her finances the hard way. In the past, too, she’s been open about her money mistakes.
According to CNN, things got so bad for her that at one time, Kevin Hart had to loan her money to get her out of a financial bind.
And she also told Business Insider that she charged a lot of money on her credit cards — which she shouldn’t have done.
“Getting a credit card and not knowing how credit cards work, buying stuff I couldn’t afford and not having enough money to pay it back, thinking overdraft protection was like they’re looking out for me — that’s bad moves,” she said. “Don’t spend more than what you’ve got. I had to learn the hard way.”
How She Got Back On Top
Tiffany Haddish also told Business Insider that to get back on top, she was very deliberate in her moves. ”
If you spend money, write it down. Every time you spend some money, write it down. And then you’ll be like, ‘Oh, wait.’ You’ll be more conservative. When I received that advice from someone older, they were like, ‘Every time you spend money for the next three days or the next week, just write it down, and then you’ll see how much money you spend. Then you can start re-budgeting.’ It helps a lot,” she said to the outlet.
One Piece of Advice
“I would say pause, take a deep breath, write out a list of goals,” Haddish said. “Just know that you’re going through this dark time right now to get you strong enough to carry success because success is heavy. They don’t always tell you that. They’re like, ‘I’m famous! Life is wonderful!’ Oh, it’s a lotta work. You gotta be strong for it because you’re gonna get people that love you, people that hate you.”