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Consumer Alert: Buying a home doesn't have to be scary

January 14, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

If buying a home is on your 2014 radar, the new Union Plus Mortgage program provides you with much more than just financing.

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Union Plus is on Pinterest ... Are you?

January 14, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |

Tired of tackling resolutions? Now's a good time to explore our Union Plus boards. You'll find everything from union-made products manufactured in the U.S., stories about workers who've been helped by Union Plus, and union-made brands of beer ... to fun recipes made with union ingredients, classic union-made cars, union pet savings, union discounts on gorgeous flowers, and a whole lot more.

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For union leader, new smartphone (and his $100 Rebate) helps him stay connected to work, kids

January 10, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Alex Fattore of Bethlehem, Pa., has helped make some of America’s favorite sweet treats for over 30 years during his time in his local union. Recently, he treated himself to a new smartphone—and got a $100 rebate, along with the 15% AT&T monthly savings on select wireless plans open to all union members.

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Our resolutions, what's yours? David's take

January 10, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 2 comments |

All this month, Union Plus will be asking our staff to share their resolutions for 2014. Today, Union Plus asks David Tindell, Marketing Assistant, to share how he plans to make 2014 a dream come true.

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Despite partial blindness, Union Plus Scholarship winner clearly sees a bright future

January 9, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

A rare form of cancer may have robbed Brigid McDonald’s newborn of half her eyesight, but it did nothing to diminish her daughter’s vision for a bright future. Indeed, a childhood of academic accomplishment, musical achievement and community service got her only child, Caeli, admitted to the University of Rochester, the college of her choice. She’s done the hard work to get accepted, and now Union Plus is helping her with one of the other hard parts: paying for it.

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Why the three most popular New Year’s resolutions are also the three worst

December 26, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

It’s almost time to celebrate the New Year! And from December’s overindulgence comes the guilty promise that 2014 will be the year of change. This New Year, you’ve resolved to lose weight, get more organized, and save more money. According to a study from the Journal of Clinical Psychology, these three New Year’s resolutions are the most popular … and the most broken. In fact, the same study shows that 40% completely forget these resolutions by February, and 25% of people don’t even last a week.Why are these resolutions so flimsy? Here’s what’s wrong with the three most popular New Year’s resolutions, and three substitutes that you will actually keep.

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7 tablets for your holiday gift list

December 19, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

You don’t have to settle for a tablet with a less-than-great display. The iPad started the march to very high-resolution tablets a couple of years ago, but since then, many other models have followed suit. Screens with upward of 300 pixels per inch now grace tablets priced as low as $230. Such high resolution means crisper text when reading books and magazines, and sharper images when viewing videos and photos. Portability is also improving with thinner, narrower tablets that are easier to hold in one hand and models that have longer battery life.

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WATCH: ABC News' David Muir make a push for Made in America at Christmas

December 9, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

 The average American will spend more than $700 on gifts this holiday season. In 1960, nine out of every 10 products were made in America; Today, more than half are foreign made. Watch ABC News' David Muir make a push for the great Made in America Christmas.

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5 best smart phones for your holiday gift list from Consumer Reports

December 6, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
Now that most smart phones have large screens, fast 4G data connections, and apps for almost every need, one of the latest trends is simplifying routine tasks. For example, many of the cameras on new smart phones have tools for fixing problems before or after you press the shutter. Wireless technologies such as near-field communication (NFC) make it easy to beam photos, music, or videos to speakers, TVs, and other devices. Some new, tough models can survive a tumble on a trail or a dunk in a pool. Read more

AFSCME local president says, “I’m telling everybody about Union Plus Assistance!"

December 2, 2013 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
Denise Imundo of Spotswood, N.J., is the president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3460. She shares a last name, two great kids and an AFSCME Advantage Credit Card with her husband, John. So when John went four months without work after having surgery on his neck, and their finances were getting tight, she called on Union Plus Assistance1 to help get them through. Read more

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