Single Mom Uses Tax Return To Pay Her Rent For The Year

A recovering addict and single mom in South Carolina took her $5,600 tax return and used it to pay her rent—for the entire year. Christina Knaack put a photo of the rent check on Facebook and explained her reasoning in a post that’s since gone viral. “I’m a single mom and I do it all buy [sic] myself on a minimum wage job. I (know) that a roof over my kids head is what’s important.” She went on to say that she keeps her priorities “straight” to make sure her 4-month-old and a 2-year-old have everything they need—and that with the extra $450 per month they won’t be paying in rent, the family can do things together. Knaack said she never expected to go viral, but made her post public in case her friends wanted to share it. She said that if her experience inspired anyone, it was worth it.

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