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Consumer Reports' 2014 American Top Picks

March 17, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 3 comments |

To celebrate the best cars born and bred by the domestic auto industry, Consumer Reports has compiled its 2014 American Top Picks. For those patriotic car shoppers looking to buy from the home team, this offers a key list of the best models in 10 popular categories.

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*NEW CONTEST* Have a Union Plus Mortgage? Tell us about it for a chance to win up to two months of paid mortgage!

March 15, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

At Union Plus, we love to hear stories from union members, so on on March 15, 2014 we launched the "My Home Sweet Home" Mortgage Contest for members who have a Union Plus mortgage. If your members tell us what home ownership means to them and upload a photo of their home, they'll be entered to win a prize*: 1st Place: 2 monthly mortgage payments up to $1,500 each; 2nd Place: 1 monthly mortgage payment up to $1,500.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here's how to celebrate union made

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

Break out the shamrocks and everything green, Monday is St. Patrick's Day. The spirit of Ireland flows through all of us on March 17, as we prepare for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. And there's no better way to celebrate than among friends and family, enjoying a grand 'ole hearty Irish meal. To enhance your Irish-inspiration for St. Pat's, here are some ideas to make your day more Irish and union made.

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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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