A South Carolina single mother’s Facebook post about how she spent her tax return money has gone viral.
On Feb. 22, Christina Knaack uploaded an image of a receipt for $5,400, which she says she used to pay her rent for all of 2017.
“I got back $5,600 on my taxes,” she wrote, according to WHNS. “Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics I paid my rent for the YEAR.”
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“I’m a single mom and I do it all by myself on a minimum wage job,” she continued. “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.”
“It’s pretty crazy,” she told WHNS. “I was just sharing a milestone with my friends and family.”
Not all of the comments were kind, however. In a follow-up post on Feb. 23, Knaack responded to the people who wrote “hateful comments,” explaining why she chose to share her financial decision: