I normally hate American TV bullshit, but I actually love Honey Boo Boo. Her mother isn't living through her, she's just allowing the kid to do what she wants. She has trust funds set up for all of her kids and her granddaughter, which they can't touch until their 21, except for college or medical emergencies.
They spend very little of what they earn on luxuries. Their biggest spend was on a car, which was used Any spending they do comes from her husband's wages. She knows that this life won't last forever, and she doesn't want her family to start living above their means.
They also do fundraising and donations to charities in their area, especially children's charities. Honey Boo Boo raised over $16,000 to buy toys and presents for disadvantaged kids.
They love each other unconditionally, they are much smarter with money than the majority of "reality stars" and they have got a pretty good outlook on life. They don't deserve the hate they're getting.