The Way This Mom Decided To Spend Her Tax Refund Is Going Viral

The Way This Mom Decided To Spend Her Tax Refund Is Going Viral

February 23, 2017 Updated May 13, 2020

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Image via Facebook/ Christina Knaack

Mom spends tax refund on a year’s worth of rent

If you got a year’s worth of rent back as a tax refund, what would you do with it?

Many of us might decide to actually splurge on something we’ve been wanting: a vacation, that fancy bag we’ve been eyeing, or a gift we wouldn’t normally buy our child. Those would all be fine choice, you should treat yourself every once in a while. But can you imagine how great it would feel to just get your rent out of the way for a year? To not even have to think about it?

One mom decided it would be glorious. So she wrote a check with her tax return. To her landlord.

“I got back $5600 on my taxes,” writes Christina Knaack. “Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics I paid my rent for the YEAR.”

The post was shared nearly 100,000 times in one day. There were many messages of solidarity from other single moms:

I know what its like to be a single mom i did it from 2009-2016 . i praise this woman for what she did !!! UR AWSOME !!!!

Good for you. I also was a single mom and I know how difficult to make that monthly rent. God bless.

I paid off my fridge and am getting a car we don’t have one and walk everywhere I’m a single Mom of 4. Proud of you!

Christina explained a little more in her post: “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. 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.”

Smart. Good job, mama.