Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Scam Alert – Be skeptical of that emergency. Also in the news: How 2 first-gen college students got into their dream schools, what to do if your tax refund is delayed, and what to look for in an offer letter (besides the money).

Scam Alert: Be Skeptical of That ‘Emergency’
Take steps to guard against criminals who may pose as family or friends seeking money in an emergency.

How 2 First-Gen College Students Got Into Their Dream Schools
Focus on what drives you, lean on your resources and don’t quit when going through the college admissions process.

What to Do If Your Refund Is Delayed and Your Bills Aren’t
Coping with IRS delays.

What to Look for in an Offer Letter (Besides the Money)
Other perks to look for.