The Duggars have never taken public assistance and are very proud of that fact. He was a state legislator for a while. But the shows I've seen, he says that they pay cash for everything and if they don't have the cash, they don't buy it. He has a real estate business that apparantly does very well. It took them 2 years to build the house because they were building it themselves and paying for it as they went. If the production company finished the house and furnished it for them, then I would assume that that was part of the contract for the tv show. Mr. Duggar appears to be very business savvy and one episode I saw was that they shop in a discount grocery store. I'm sure they are fairly good at finding ways to save money. I know the girls clothes are all sewn at home.Originally Posted by ChristoferHawke;3216662;
While I wouldn't want to live like the Duggars, I do find their economic values to be something that are admirable. More of us should live like that, then maybe we wouldn't be in the economic mess we're in now.