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This dad's reaction will make you cry

October 22, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Aria Shahrokhshahi was failing math, and had been receiving help from his father. Because they had been working very hard with his math teachers to bring up his scores, Aria decided to secretly record his father’s reaction to the passing grade on his latest report card. On Monday, October 21, 2013, Aria posted this video on YouTube, showing the sheer joy of a father proud of his son’s hard work is paying off. The video has since gone viral, receiving more than 550,000 views in only one day.

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Top 5 most-American cars from Consumer Reports

October 21, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

As you look to score an end-of-year bargain in 2013 model vehicles, is American made at the top of your list of essentials? If so, you’re not alone. Seventy-eight percent of Americans would rather buy an American-made product, according to a nationally representative survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center last fall. Check out the list of 5 most-American cars from Consumer Reports.

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Moving? Don’t forget your mail!

October 18, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

After making travel arrangements, deciding on a mover, and checking everything off your “moving list,” you are finally ready to move into your new home.Before you move, here is a list of resources from USA.gov to make the change of address process a little easier:

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A mortgage program worth fighting for [video]

October 7, 2013 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

In a new video, John Smith, member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) Local 600 member, talks about his union support and shares his experience with the Union Plus Mortgage Program.

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Toast Oktoberfest with union-made beer

October 5, 2013 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |
Can't make the trip to Munich for Oktoberfest? Enjoy a great beer brewed by fellow union workers right here in the US. Read more

3 reasons to buy the new iPhone 5s and 5c from AT&T

October 4, 2013 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

The new iPhone 5s and 5c are now available from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. Here are three reasons why you should buy your new iPhone 5s and 5c -- or any wireless device -- from AT&T.

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4 rules for choosing the right auto insurance coverage

October 3, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Don't renew your auto insurance without reading this. It can save you money and help you avoid unexpected expenses in case of an accident.

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Union Plus mortgage kept LIUNA member from facing foreclosure

October 1, 2013 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Herbert Collins of Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 5 in Chicago has faced losing his home two separate times in the past 5 years. Fortunately, his union benefits helped save his home because he had a Union Plus Mortgage. Read how Collins got help making his payments while he was out of work.

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Money-saving news for pet owners

September 21, 2013 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

Here’s how to save on name-brand pet foods, prescription meds, flea and tick control, and more.

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3 healthy habits for better sleep

September 20, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Sleep misses you. When you were younger, you two spent a lot more time together. But as an adult, handing kids back to school, planning for the upcoming holidays, and keeping up with fall sports, your relation-sleep has become much more distant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30% of employed US adults are getting less than six hours of sleep per night, and more than 40% among those who work at night.

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