The `Water For Elephants` actress - who has children Ava, 11, and seven-year-old Deacon with former husband Ryan Phillippe - insists her worldwide success hasn`t made her extravagant and she has kept the principles of her frugal upbringing in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She explained: "I`m pretty good with money. I`m really thrifty. I grew up in a really thrifty family so i don`t spend a lot of money on things that are frivolous.
"I have a house, two cars, I have a regular life."
While she says she leads a "regular life", 34-year-old Reese - who recently announced her engagement to Hollywood agent Jim Toth - recently splashed out on a barn for the pets she keeps with her children.
She said: "I`m building a barn. I think it`s cool. I really do have animal friends, I have donkeys, I have goats, I have pigs.
"I wanted the donkeys to be called Honky Tonk and Badonkadonk but the kids weren`t so into it.
"Do I milk them? No. The goats are kind of worthless. They`re pretty nasty and don`t do anything. But I have chickens and they provide eggs."