The Duggars pride themselves on being self-sufficient, and frankly it's pretty admirable. The family does not spend money unless they have it in their accounts. They don't take on debt, no credit cards, nothing.
"We saved up and paid cash for our second house 18 years ago, then spent a year remodeling to get it fixed up to be livable," Jim Bob Duggar said in an interview. "But then we didn't have house payments. We don't have any debt, so it makes it easier to live."
The family carries an overall net worth of about $3.5 million thanks to all their TLC shows and specials, but that can only carry you so far. And yes, some of them have jobs as well, but the family relies on selling themselves a lot of the time.
It seems that the family is now venturing into new avenues, and it involves a recording studio. To be fair, the family just teased this as a "special project," but if you ask me it certainly looks like they're gearing up to record an album.
On the Duggar family blog, they posted a video of 8-year-old Josie, the youngest Duggar child, singing her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, with Michelle conducting.
Josie absolutely nails the song, but she's asked to repeat the last line over and over to get it just right. From the looks of her numerous siblings sitting in the background, it's been a long day.
I'm assuming this is John-David, and if it is, the poor guy. He should be out with his new girlfriend.
The only information provided with this video was "Special Project!" No, really. That's all they said. At first people thought that maybe it was something to be released for the Fourth of July, but we still haven't seen a finished project.
The Duggars certainly aren't strangers to music, though. As part of their homeschooling, Michelle makes sure every child learns to play piano and violin.
"We learned that by teaching them the piano first, they get a really strong base in music," Michelle said in a past interview. "Then they can pick up another instrument very easily and transfer that knowledge by reading music. They begin with just the basics and by the time the kids are four or five they really know how to play. Some days the kids really don't want to practice, but it's not a choice: it's just like schoolwork, you don't choose. It's the same way with math, and English, and spelling."
It remains to be seen what's going to happen with this "special project," but one thing is for sure: if Michelle Duggar is involved, it's going to involve every single one of her kids.