Not everyone in this world is lucky enough to get a tax refund. Those who do usually blow it on shopping and lavish trips. But single-mother Christina Knaack, who received a whopping tax return of $5600, decided to spend it wisely, and the internet is loving it.
Christina decided to spend the money on a roof over her and her kids’ heads by paying her rent for an entire year (in advance).
She posted a photo of the mind-blowing rent check and it went viral:
She explained in the post:
I got back $5600 on my taxes. Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics, I paid my rent for the YEAR. I’m a single mom, and I do it all buy myself on a minimum-wage job. I know that a roof over my kids’ head is what’s important. My kids don’t want for anything because my priorities are straight. And this also means I will have that extra $450 a month to do things with my kids.
Knaack’s post has been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook, which just shows just how rare this kind of responsible spending is.
Lots of people praised the thrifty mom in the comments, and many were inspired by her fiscal responsibility:
Of course, many others offered judgment and unsolicited advice:
But forget the haters!! Christina clearly doesn’t need any of them. You go, girl!!!