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Five Reasons Prepaid Cards Are So Popular

April 23, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

One out of three consumers now has a prepaid card. A prepaid card looks and works like a traditional bank debit card, but it’s not tied to a checking account. Instead, you add money to an account associated with the card.

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Happy Earth Day! Here’s 30 awe-inspiring photos from around the world

April 22, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Earth Day is an annual event that celebrates our beautiful planet, and raises awareness to the issues that threatens its environment. In honor of Earth Day, here's 30 awe-inspiring pictures of Earth from around the world.

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You’ve waited. You’ve begged. And now Brittany's here to talk about UP's trip to Habitat for Humanity

April 22, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

You’ve waited. You’ve begged. And now I’m here to tell you about Union Plus’s recent day with Habitat for Humanity, and why I’ll never slam a cupboard door again.

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New phishing scam targets wireless customers: Here’s how to stay safe

April 18, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

As fraudsters are continually finding new ways to take advantage of both carriers and customers, Union Plus and AT&T remain vigilant about protecting union members from communications fraud. Recent reports are being received from AT&T Wireless customers of receiving calls that play an automated message telling them to go to a website to redeem a service credit, such as a bill discount or a gift card. These fraudulent calls are part of a Fake Website Phishing Scam, and are being made to millions of mobile numbers, including consumers, businesses, and across wireless carriers.

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6 fun union-made recipes for Easter dinner

April 17, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Aside from egg hunting and candy binging, Easter is about welcoming spring, spending time with those we love, and taking time to recognize tradition. Any time there is tasty food involved, union members recognize solidarity by purchasing ingredients from companies that support good jobs. As you are jotting your recipes for Easter Sunday, here are some delicious dinner ideas that use union-made ingredients.

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What happens if you don't file your taxes?

April 15, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Even the most conscientious taxpayer might at some point be unable to file his or her tax return on time. If you end up in that situation, fear not—the Internal Revenue Service probably won’t file criminal charges against you. But it will make every effort to collect its due, with interest and penalties.

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Heartbleed Bug: What union members need to know

April 11, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Data security seems to stay in the news. The Heartbleed bug comes only months after data breaches at Target, where the credit card and security card information of 70 million customers were stolen, and the University of Maryland, where more than 300,000 personal records were compromised. Why is everyone talking about a Heartbleed Bug? With a name like “Hearbleed,” it must really bad, right? Well, actually, it really is.

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Important new protections for homebuyers

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

If you’re considering purchasing or refinancing a home this year you should be aware of some important new rule changes. The changes are tied to the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), which went into effect at the beginning of the year.

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Five Ways to Get Your Credit in Shape

April 7, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Interested in getting your credit back in shape? Follow these 5 tips from Gerri Detweiler, host of Talk Credit Radio. Tip #3 may surprise you.

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If you hadn’t already noticed, AT&T’s network is by far the fastest

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

Today, RootMetricsConsumer ReportsPCMag and PCWorldwide/TechHive have all concluded that AT&T’s 4-G-LTE network is the fastest network in the United States.

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