A recovering addict and single mom took her $5,600 tax return and used it not to splurge on the latest gadget, but to pay her rent—for the entire year. Christina Knaack put a photo of the rent check on Facebook Wednesday and explained her reasoning behind the move in a post that's since gone viral, the Houston Chronicle reports; it's been shared nearly 100,000 times so far. "Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics I paid my rent for the YEAR," the South Carolina mom of a 4-month-old and a 2-year-old wrote.
"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 kids 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.