Saving money, the Ron Howard way

Bryce Dallas Howard has a film career that includes roles in the megahit "Spider-Man 3" and the upcoming "Twilight: Eclipse." Her father, Ron Howard, has won an Oscar and directed worldwide blockbusters.

But it seems even Hollywood royalty can feel the economic pinch. Bryce said she and her husband, Seth Gabel, have had to readjust their lifestyle.

"We're needing to be significantly more responsible than before," Bryce told WalletPop in an interview to promote her new movie, "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,"opening Dec. 30.

The 28-year-old actor said she had a recent conversation with her father in which he described his philosophy of personal finance. She listened. Bryce said she has no trust fund and has been financially independent from her family since leaving New York University in 2003.