Kajol has a reputation of being careful with her spends and she recently narrated an incident about her interaction with co-star Shruti Haasan, on the same lines. The two actresses have collaborated for a short film and Kajol told Filmfare in an interview how she was all praise for Shruti’s footwear, which she confessed were actually her home wear while Kajol wears basic rubber chappals at home. Kajol had laughed over the incident and said, “Shruti wouldn't even look at my rubber chappals.” Defending that she is not illiberal with money, Kajol said, "I wouldn't say I'm stingy. But I'm careful about how and where I spend my money."
Apparently she keeps a close eye on her kids, Nysa and Yug as well. “Whenever my kids go out, I ask them for a hisaab. They get annoyed but they have to give me an account. It's important for them to understand the value of money," Kajol said.

The paparazzi has been crowing Yug and Nysa everytime they step out, but the protective mother and actress has told her kids that it is a part of their parents’ profession. “I tell them that it's because of their parents' profession that they're flying class. So you have to accept it."