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What role does credit history play? Credit score basics and how it factors into loan approvals

March 13, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Reviewing your credit reports regularly is a good idea - to keep track of your credit history, especially if you plan to apply for a home mortgage.

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Steals on Wheels: Four Great Deals on Union Assembled Cars with Great Hands-Free Systems

March 10, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

Regardless of whether your new car shopping preferences have you shopping for a luxurious sedan (like the Cadillac ATS), a functional pickup truck (like the GMC Sierra 1500), or a more practical sedan (like the Ford Taurus and Chrysler 300 these deals offer great hands-free systems for every driver's needs.

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A new SAT is coming! Here's what every student should know

March 8, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

The SAT is an 88-year old standardized aptitude test measuring one's reasoning and verbal abilities used for admission into most colleges in the United States. Although there have been many changes since the first version in 1926, the most recent edition was introduced in 2005, when the College Board decided to add a Writing Section to the test, change some question formats, and change the top score from 1600 to 2400. Starting in 2016, there will be a number of radical changes to the SAT that the College Board hopes will align more closely with actual classroom learning and move further away from "test-taking tricks."

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Union Plus helps union worker find her voice

March 7, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

For nearly a year, Jim Rice was his wife's voice â€" literally. Paralysis of nerve endings surrounding her vocal chords rendered Elizabeth Rice speechless. While reviewing a statement for their Union Plus credit card, Jim noticed mention of the Union Plus Disability Grant1 and began to investigate. The Rice's received $1600 in assistance, which to them was valuable beyond words.

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It's Friday! Check out this cute video that will make you want to hug your puppy and your union made car [video]

March 7, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
Many of us know what it's like to grow up with a beloved pet. To highlight this journey, a new viral video from Chevy tells a reverse coming of age story of a woman and her beloved golden retriever Maddie. Read more

Looking to move? Here's 6 ways union members can save

March 6, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

Whether you're moving across town or cross-country, Union Plus makes relocating more affordable with fewer hassles. Get help finding professional movers, truck rentals, mortgage assistance, packing supplies, and rewards for buying or selling your home.

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IUEC President Christensen makes his move- with help from Union Plus

March 5, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

For Frank Christensen of Marriottsville, Md., assuming the leadership of International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) has been a big honor and a big responsibility. But it's also been a big move for him and his family: nearly 700 miles from Chicago to Maryland, with one home to sell and another to buy. Christensen recommends Union Plus programs to his members, so it just made sense to choose the Union Plus Mortgage program for his own mortgage and moving needs. He's glad he did!

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Moving quotes 101: 5 ways to ensure you are comparing apples-to-apples

March 4, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

If you're getting ready to move, it's important to hire a moving company that you can trust. We recommend that you get 2-3 moving quotes and compare the following five line items in order to ensure you're getting the best deal.

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Union Plus Mortgage program provides unique benefits to union members and their families

February 28, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

Looking to buy a home or refinance your current one? The Union Plus Mortgage program, with financing available through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, provides a wide range of financing options and benefits for union members, their parents and children.

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Facing financial hardship? Union Plus can help!

February 25, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |

If you or a union member you know is facing financial hardship due to a lay-off, huge medical bills, strike, or a FEMA natural disaster, check out the financial assistance programs available through Union Plus. Some are open to all union members and retirees. Others are for union workers and their families participating in a Union Plus program such as the Union Plus Credit Card, Union Plus Life  Insurance, or Union Plus Mortgage program. Most are grants you don't repay.

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