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

March 6, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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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Are you ready to buy your first home?

February 24, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Homeownership brings many benefits. When you buy your first home, you’ll become part of a community and experience the security of owning the roof over your head. You can get more information about these potential benefits and others in Wells Fargo Home Mortgage’s My FirstHomeSM, an online learning experience that can help you decide if you’re ready for homeownership.

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Union Plus Disability Grants help union members when they are off the job

February 21, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
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Having grown up on one of the many farms that blanket much of the state, Kurt Stewart, of Malcolm, Neb., possesses a strong work ethic that few can match. For 25 years, his dedication has served him well with the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 286. But when an illness temporarily forced Stewart off the job, he was relieved to learn that he was eligible to apply for a Union Plus Disability Grant.

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University of Maryland: A reminder to be safe

February 20, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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According to the Washington Post and school officials, a security breach on Tuesday has resulted in the compromise of more than 300,000 personal records of faculty, staff and students who had received identification cards at the University of Maryland. If this incident can teach us anything, it’s that consumers must take extra steps to protect their information. Need help? Here is a quick list of do’s and don’ts to avoid id theft.

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Wishing won’t make your finances better - but these 3 steps can

February 20, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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To reach a goal like getting out of debt requires more than optimism. You’ve heard the adage: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” If you expect to pay down debt, build better credit, or bolster your savings accounts, you need a solid plan for getting there. Here’s how!

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10 safety checks to make before you buy from Consumer Reports

February 19, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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When purchasing a new or used vehicle, its safety features is one of the most important things to consider to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Check out these 10 safety checks to make before you buy from ConsumerReports.org to help you make the right decision.

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