- Publish Date
- Monday, 27 February 2017, 2:37PM
When Christina Knaack shared on Facebook what she'd done with her US$5600 (NZ$7501) tax return, she wasn't expecting to go viral.
The single mum from South Carolina received a tax cheque for US$5600, but instead of opting for a spending spree she splurged on securing the roof over her kid's heads, paying her rent for the year.
"Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics, I paid my rent for the YEAR," she wrote.
"I'm a single mom and I do it all by 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 US$450 (NZ$625) a month to do things with my kids."
Knaack has a four-month-old baby and a two-year-old daughter.
Many were quick to congratulate the mum, who is also a recovering addict, on her decision.