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How Important Is It to Have a Budget When Buying a Home?

How Important Is It to Have a Budget When Buying a Home?

This post originally appeared on the Union Plus website. Check out Union Plus for more financial tips

Buying a home is a personal goal. You need to have enough money to achieve it. A good budget will help keep your spending on track and help you free up money to reach your homeownership goal.

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Take the Quiz: Which Labor Leader Are You?

Take the Quiz: Which Labor Leader Are You?

Which labor leader are you? Take the quiz, courtesy of Union Plus

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Top 5 Union Plus Benefit Advantages

Top 5 Union Plus Benefit Advantages

Union Plus is designed to serve the interests of working families by providing union members and their families with value, quality service and cost savings through unique products and services. Here are the top five benefits union members can get today.
 

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Make the Union Choice, Switch to AT&T Wireless

Make the Union Choice, Switch to AT&T Wireless

Many union members choose to buy union-made food, gifts and other products, but did you also know you can make the union choice when it comes to your wireless provider?

All dues-paying union members and their families are eligible for AT&T’s 15% monthly discount on select monthly wireless plans. Additionally, Union Plus Credit Card holders are eligible to receive up to a $100 rebate on the purchase of a new smartphone, as well as up to a $150 rebate when switching from competing wireless providers like Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile.

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116 Win Union Plus Scholarships

116 Win Union Plus Scholarships

The 2014 Union Plus Scholarship program has awarded 116 union members and union family members $150,000 in higher education scholarships, ranging from $500 to $4,000. Click here to see the scholarship winners and their unions.

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Union Plus Sponsors $20,000 Student Loan Contest

Union Plus Sponsors $20,000 Student Loan Contest

In its continuing mission to find new ways to serve union members and their families, Union Plus is sponsoring a contest to help three winners pay off a portion of their student loan debt. The Grand Prize winner will receive $10,000 toward their student loan obligations, while there also will be two $5,000 prizes for runners-up.  The contest also will give way other prizes, including courses, consultations and books provided by the Princeton Review.

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Take a Made-in-America Vacation

What could be more “Made in America” than a good old USA summer vacation that’s union made, too? Here are some tips from Union Plus.

 

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Made in America: Pet Treats and Products

Want to give your dog a bone? Give Fido one made in America by union workers who make Milk-Bone. Members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 36G and Machinists (IAM) Local 330 in Buffalo, N.Y., produce a variety of sizes, flavors and biscuits, including Flavor Snacks, Healthy Favorites, Soft and Chewy Dog Snacks and other assorted Milk-Bone-branded dog treats.

 

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Quench Your Thirst with a Union-Made-in-America Brew

Quench Your Thirst with a Union-Made-in-America Brew

Like the song says, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets.” Then you can cool off with a made in America and union-brewed cold beer. There’s a wide range of union-made beers to please any palate, from the ubiquitous Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch to the hard to find Talon Double IPA from Mendocino Brewing Co. to organic brews from Butte Creek Brewing and the classic “Land of Sky Blue Waters” Hamm’s from Miller/Coors.

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Learn Your Way to Earning Your Way: Free Student Debt Webinar for Union Families from Union Plus

Learn Your Way to Earning Your Way: Free Student Debt Webinar for Union Families from Union Plus

College is all about options: Economics or art history? Debate club or newspaper? Pepperoni or extra cheese? But after graduation, with average student debt nearing almost $30,000, your financial options as a college grad may be limited. For students in a difficult job market, paychecks strangled by loan payments restrict plans for financial independence, car purchases, and home ownership.

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