Can Jon & Kate Survive Without the Show?

Jon has decided to put a hault on TLC’s production of “Kate Plus 8” once “Jon & Kate Plus 8” comes to the end, but realistically, will that be a decision that can sustain the family? Jon & Kate might have had ample opportunity by now to save for their children’s futures, at least to pay their way through college, but a life with 8 children just doesn’t come cheap. Today, the family lives in a home valued at over $1 million, and while that might seem like a bit of a luxury, with a family of that size, it doesn’t seem so extreme; particularly when the other option is to move back into a home like the one where the kids grew up, sharing bedrooms and one bathroom with 7 siblings, a lifestyle that few would envy.

There’s no denying that the family has been spending like money’s going out of style, but even realistically, a lifestyle with 8 children is probably not one that can be sustained on a nurse’s and IT analyst’s salary, the jobs that Jon & Kate Plus 8 held pre TLC show. So if Jon’s going to put a halt on the show, what’s the plan to make sure their children are financially cared for?

You might not agree with their parenting, you might not agree with their need for fame – but you’ve got to agree to the fact that those children deserve a comfortable life, and without TV, they just might not get it.

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Beth Hodgson is a freelance writer and editor ( based in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Writing to keep the public informed is her passion; and who doesn't love Canadian TV?
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