Jameela Jamil has revealed that she ‘lost all of her money’ by the age of 30 following years of mishandling her income.
The star, who has previously detailed growing up in a ‘poor’ household, admitted to PEOPLE that she was ‘never set up to protect herself financially’, and subsequently made a series of bad mistakes after she first began earning money at 22.
The Good Place star, 33, also confessed that not knowing how to file her taxes properly, picking up the tabs of pals who were earning less than her and online shopping in a bid to cure her depression further led to her ‘reaching rock bottom at thirty.’
Finance woes: Jameela Jamil, 33, has revealed that she ‘lost all of her money’ by the age of 30 following years of mishandling her income
Jameela has now made a huge name for herself after starring in NBC’s The Good Place, while also being a passionate advocate for feminism and body positivity.
However, it was back in 2009 when she hit the big time after landing a presenting gig on T4, and as a result, began earning a huge salary.
However, Jameela explained that she found the sudden surge of income ‘intimidating and complicated’ – resulting in her not knowing that she needed to open a savings account
‘There’s no good reason that someone who isn’t completely stupid, like myself, was able to make so many stupid mistakes, other than the fact that the information just isn’t readily available to me,’ she explained.
Candid: The star admitted that she was ‘never set up to protect herself financially’,and made a series of mistakes after she first began earning money at 22 as a T4 presenter (pictured)
‘Rock bottom’: The Good Place star confessed that she didn’t know how to file her taxes properly, picked up dinner tabs and online shopped in a bid to cure her depression
Jameela also admitted that she found herself under significant pressure to cover for her pals, revealing she often felt ’embarrassed’ earning more than them, and as a result would just pick up the whole bill instead of splitting it equally.
‘That was something that was, while generous, was also incredibly daft. I would say just split things in a fair way with your friends, because the moment of generosity is short-lived, and also creates a feeling where people feel as though they’re using you in some way,’ she noted.
The half-Indian half-Pakistani star also detailed the extent of her spiralling online shopping addiction which was just a means to bring her fleeting happiness in the midst of her mental illness.
‘Promoting this message’: Jameela is now adamant for others not to make the same mistake at her – Pictured at the Credit Karma’s Credit Karma Savings event on Wednesday night
Hoping to promote the message of extensive financial learning, Jameela is now adamant for others not to make the same mistake at her – noting that many ‘can’t even rent an apartment with their bad credit.’
Jameela is very vocal when it comes to a range of issues plaguing society and Hollywood.
She recently became embroiled in a spat with Piers Morgan after he tweeted that he was against ‘rich privileged famous people whining all the time about how awful their lives are.’
Jameela also found herself at odds with Caroline Flack over her controversial new plastic surgery show, The Surjury.
Outspoken: Jameela is very vocal when it comes to a range of issues plaguing society and Hollywood