Legal Briefs: Big purchases and big problems: common consumer issues when spending that tax return

Authored By: Allegheny County Bar Association

Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes on the May 3, 2011 edition of Legal Briefs on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live Show. The tax returns have been filed, and if you’re lucky enough to have received a refund, many people are using it to either pay off debt (always a good choice) or as a stepping stone toward making a big purchase or investment. Here are some common expenditures for which people use their tax returns, and some potential pitfalls to avoid.