A single mum in the US has used her $5,600 (AU $7259) tax return to pay her rent for a year. She shared an image of the cheque on Facebook and the idea – novel and smart and much better than most people would ever do – has gone viral.
“Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics I paid my rent for the YEAR,” Christina Knaack, who lives in South Carolina, posted to Facebook.
“I’m a single mom and I do it all buy myself on a minimum wage job.”
She said it came down to understanding priorities, and she’s looking forward to having that extra what-would-be rent money in her pocket each month.
“I know that a roof over my kids head is what’s important,” Knaack wrote.
“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.”