Financial representatives say many Brazoria County residents this year are electing to save their tax refunds or use them to pay off debt rather than splurge on vacations or shopping sprees.

A national poll by Bankrate.com showed 84 percent of Americans receiving refunds intended to either pay down debt, put the money into savings or use the funds for everyday necessities.

Lance Reaves is a reporter for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0154.

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