Tiffany Haddish may be a comedian, but — after a past filled with financial hardship — she takes her financial decisions very seriously. While Haddish previously revealed in 2020 that she made just $80,000 for her breakout role in the 2017 hit Girls Trip, we now know how she spent that paycheque.

In an interview in Cosmopolitan, Haddish (who can be seen in this summer’s Easter Sunday and in the upcoming movie Back on the Strip) shared what she did with her first big cheque: she paid off her house.

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As Haddish explained in the interview, “…when I started making a little bit of money doing things like Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong and The Carmichael Show, I started trying to figure out how to create generational wealth. The fastest way to do it and the first way you should go about doing it is buy some land. So before we even got into season 2 of The Carmichael Show, I bought a house.”

While she was advised to hold off, Haddish prioritized investing in a home.

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“Everybody told me I should wait, but I didn’t care. I just knew I was going to have to always make enough money to take care of me and the house, and that’s what I did,” Haddish said.

“Between that show’s next season, the Keanu movie, and making sure I can live comfortably off of $500 a month, I was able to pay off half the house. The Girls Trip check was the final check. People told me to spend it in other ways, but I used it to pay off the house because I was always afraid of being homeless again.”

While Haddish may now be bringing in higher pay, she told Cosmopolitan that she continues to put her money into real estate. “Now I have a surplus of money, but I’m still afraid of being poor again. Every movie I made, I would just buy another piece of land or a house.”

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