Stop the presses! At the recent Teen Choice Awards, Ashton Kutcher lectured the crowd about using credit cards and going into debt when accepting an award. Whoa! Who knew that Ashton was down with the Frugalisto lifestyle? Hurrah!!!
Here’s what he said:
“I want to say thank you, but I also want to give you guys the best piece of advice that I ever got when I was a teenager. And this is actually really serious. STOP SCREAMING I’M TRYING TO TALK SERIOUS STUFF RIGHT NOW. I’m serious about this. The whole United States needs to hear this. Here’s the best piece of advice I ever got when I was a teenager: Don’t ever charge anything on a credit card if you don’t already have the money in the bank to pay for it.”
He also Tweeted this on Sunday:
Thank you all for the award and the love! And I’m serious about thy credit card thing.
I wonder if Ashton is speaking from experience. Last year, InTouch magazine reported that Ashton (while on a date with his wife, Demi) got his credit card declined at a movie concession stand. The article says that the manager ended up comping the happy couple. Oh my! If I were there, I would have donated to the Demi and Ashton date-night fund. I mean, they do so much charity work, fighting malaria by donating mosquito nets to Africa. I hate to see nice people go hungry. They deserve a snack!
I wonder if Ashton read The Frugalista Files book. I HAVE noticed that he’s been picking up work lately. I mean, he
pushed out replaced Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.
So do you think Ashton is a Frugalisto? Do you think he’s ever had credit problems? Were you shocked to hear him discuss credit cards when accepting an award? Do you think he’s a good replacement for Charlie Sheen? Should we name Demi Moore “Cougar of the Millenium” for snagging him? Is discussing debt the new black in America? Ashton wants to be down!