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North Fort Worth & St. Paul, MN school supply drives

 

Unity One Credit Union supports the following school supply drives in the north Fort Worth (Saginaw) and Saint Paul, MN areas.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Credit union informs: survival for college students

 

15 Things You Can’t Survive College Without

By Rachel Williams, Unity One Credit Union summer intern and Stephen F. Austin University junior


Packing for college can be a nightmare. The move-out date creeps up on you, and soon you have only a few days to pack up whatever you think you will need in the next chapter of your life.Rachel2

I have found these things to be absolutely necessary in surviving college life:

  1. Mattress pad. The ancient, run-down mattress they offer you will not be comfortable. Trust me.

  2. Rug. Find the biggest rug you can to fill up your whole room. This will make your room feel so much homier.

  3. Blackout curtains. I’m serious about the blackout. When you can sleep in, you will want to, and you will want your room as dark as possible.

  4. Shower shoes. The community bathrooms in dorms are not clean. No matter how many times the cleaners come, you will always need to wear shoes in the shower.

  5. Alarm clock. Even though most people use alarms on their phones these days, a real alarm clock actually makes you get so that you will be less likely to skip your classes.

  6. Storage bins. Come with as much storage as possible. You can fill these bins with all your stuff that won’t fit anywhere, and tuck them under your bed.

  7. Hand sanitizer. Bring a large bottle. Germs spread like crazy being in such close proximity with others. Use it religiously.

  8. Fan. You can’t control the temperature in your room, and rooms tend to get hot. A fan will help you cool down, and it’s also good for white noise.

  9. Ethernet cord. The internet will suck. Help make it a little better.

  10. Planner. I could not survive college without my planner. It helps keep track of all the millions of things you will have to do.

  11. Shower caddy. This makes life easier. Just throw all your bathroom needs into it, and carry it down.

  12. Brita Water Filter. Storing large packages of water bottles can take up too much room and become expensive. Having a Brita is so much easier and saves you money.

  13. Febreeze. Candles, and any sort of incense will not be allowed, but you will need fragrance every once in a while.

  14. Extension cord. There will be way more plugs to plug in than you expect, and you will need the extra.

  15. Headphones or ear plugs. Dorms are noisy. No one is going to be on the same schedule, and your roommate might even be loud. You will need them.

To help make your packing even easier, there is now an iPhone App: College packing list. Download it now, and get to packing!

Unity One Credit Union supports CMN

 

On August 12, the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions will be hosting its annual fundraiser Shake, Rattle and Bowl, benefitting CookCreditUnionforKids CMNH color Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. Last year, the 42+ credit unions in the Chapter raised over $35,000 for the Children's Miracle Network and the hospital through ticket sales, silent auction proceeds, sponsorship and donations. The 2014 goal is to raise $40,000.

Unity One Credit Union is challenging its employees, friends, partners and members to raise at least $1,000 just through online giving. In 2013, the credit union raised almost $700 online. Donating as little as $5 directly impacts the life of a child and his/her family.

Credit unions have always been champions of the communities they serve, and the bowl-a-thon and other efforts to support the Children's Miracle Network are definitely examples of that commitment. Join us.

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Unity One Credit Union supports Guide Dogs of America

 

In July, Unity One Credit Union participated in the Guide Dogs of America's Hawgs for Dawgs event. All event proceeds benefit the organization. The charity, founded in 1948 by the International Association of Machinists, has given sightless people from all over the U.S. and Canada the ability to move freely in a world of beauty that they cannot see.Hawgs for Dawgs 2014 027 resized 600

This charity is non-profit and fully-certified by the California State Guide Dog Board. The individuals are provided with the dog, harness, training and lifetime follow-up free of charge. The program relies solely upon donations, and they receive no government funding. This year, 2014, over 4,000 dogs have graduated from the program and become dependable Guide Dogs for the blind. It is an honor for Unity One to sponsor this event and get to get to help celebrate the 66th anniversary of GDA, and keep this great charity going.

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Top 20 reasons why credit unions are COOL!

 

There are over 6,800 credit unions in the U.S. Credit Unions have so much more to offer, that many people do not consider. According to Phroogal Blog, credit unions are awesome, and they posted 101 reasons why. We have shortened the list, but we hope that this list makes you think twice about your current banking situation.

Here are 20 reasons why credit unions are COOL:

  • Credit unions are financial cooperatives.
  • The Federal Credit Union Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939 to “promote thrift and thwart usury.”
  • Not-for-profit business model
  • Profits reinvested back and not distributed as shareholder dividends
  • Members share a common bond.
  • You’re a member-owner not a customer.
  • But, they know your name.Spank Free Banking
  • Multi-generational banking relationships
  • The credit union motive is to help members, not increase profits.
  • High-tech credit unions have what many big banks offer.
  • No fee checking accounts
  • Better credit card rates and terms
  • Lower fees on accounts and services
  • Cash access on thousands of ATMs
  • Deposits insured up to $250,000 by the NCUA
  • Credit cards that don’t have penalty APRs
  • Provide banking services to underserved communities
  • Credit unions help each other and collaborate often.
  • Support Children’s Miracle Network
  • Once a member; always a member.

Stop getting spanked by banks. Stand up for better because there is better. Credit unions are the answer.

I want to be SPANK FREE!

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Credit union informs: What is Shared Branching?

 

What is shared branching? It's convenience. It's a way to bring Unity One closer to home! Watch this video to learn more, courtesy of the COOP Network.



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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™


Credit union informs: Top 10 credit unions in Fort Worth

 

Fort Worth Business Press has announced the top Fort Worth area credit unions, and here are the top 10:

  1. American Airlines FCU
  2. EECU
  3. Fort Worth Community CU
  4. Texas Trust CU
  5. Greater TEXAS FCU
  6. Unity One CU
  7. Fort Worth City CU
  8. Liberty One CU
  9. Allied FCU (formerly Arlington FCU)
  10. Tarrant County CU

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Credit union informs: Single mothers in Fort Worth

 

Single mothers in Fort Worth have the third largest earnings behind Dallas and Houston areas. However many women’s earnings cannot cover the basic necessities that they need to help their families such as; housing, food, child care and health insurance. The Fort Worth Business Press released an article that discusses some of the concerns and statistics surrounding the financial wellbeing of single mothers in cities across the state of Texas.

The article states that “women in the Fort Worth Area earn almost $11,000 less annually than men.” And that women that live above the poverty line in Texas have a hard time acheiving economic security "as they face low-paying jobs, the high cost of child care, the lack of insurance benefits or the high costs of education and housing.”

Unity One Credit Union strives to help people in the Fort Worth area, particularly north Fort Worh, with all of their financial needs. Providing low cost loans to members in times of need is what we aim to do. For more information about a Unity One line of credit or other borrowing options, click below.

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Credit union informs: Plans for the FW Stockyards

 

According to the Fort Worth Business Press, Fort Worth city council voted 8-1 June 10 to grant incentives for major redevelopment in the Stockyards in north Fort Worth. The project is estimated to cost $175 million. Area stakeholders strongly advocate keeping the area's "historic flavor" in architecture, tenants and uses. Fort Worth stockyards pic

California's Majestic Realty and largest landowner, the Hickman famly, are working together to move the project forward. the Majestic partners "understand the Stockyards is unique, and they understand how to market it."

The Hickman-Majestic partnership will include Stockyards Station, the mule barns, cattle pens, and vacant an unimproved property along Excange, Packers Street, Niles City Blvd. and NE 23rd St. It will not include the Hickmans' Livestock Exchange Building.

The Fort Worth Business Press prints that potential uses of the redevelopment include: destination retail, restauarants, craft breweries, hotels, corporate relocations and live cattle auctions.

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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Credit union informs: Shopping center in north Fort Worth

 

According to the Star-Telegram, Dallas-based Weber & Co. bought 70 acres in the Presidio Junction development in far north Fort Worth, to build a shopping center there. The center would be near the recently-opened Costco Wholesale warehouse across from Alliance Town Square.Fort Worth flag

Weber developed Montgomery Plaza, Cityview Towne Crossing, Watauga Towne Crossing and more. According to representatives, letters of intent have been received from "junior anchor" stores, and announcements will be made public within weeks.

"We're under contract with a lot more land out there," Weber said. "We view this as a true retail destination. We're proceeding forward."

Hillwood, the developer of Alliance Town Center, has plans to establish an outlet shopping center with about 50 stores on the east side of I-35W, just north of Cabela's.

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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