Tennessee Family of 20 Relies on Thrift and Teamwork to Make Ends Meet

The first question one might ask Gil and Kelly Bates, the Tennessee couple with 18 children, is "How do you do it?" After listening to their sincere answers about faith and love, the follow-up question might be: "But how do you actually do it?" How do you manage the practical, everyday side of life? Most of all, how do you pay for it? The answer is a Harvard Business School-worthy case study of home economics that includes multiple income streams, cost-cutting, division of labor, strategic...Full Story
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