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Western Union Moves Cash into Puerto Rico

In Readiness to Serve Customers Placing currency directly into the hands of our customers has long been a Western Union strength, empowering people to pay for necessities during the course of everyday life, which becomes even more essential in times of natural, economic or political disasters. Today, our company is preparing to transport physical currency into Puerto Rico and hold it securely until our Agent network is ready to service the millions of residents impacted by Hurricane Maria. Western Union ...

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Urban Sustainability: How Cities Are Growing Food Locally

Sprawling pastures, rows of vegetables, and Instagram-worthy views — the countryside is ripe with idyllic imagery. But global urbanization is infringing on agriculture as we know it, and that seemingly endless landscape is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Much of our food production has already moved to urban centers, and it’s only expected to increase in relation to rapid urban growth. From urban gardens to farmers markets, learn how city dwellers are getting creative to keep up with ...

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7 Surreal Places to See the Colors Change

You know fall has officially arrived when everything from cereal to hummus starts appearing in pumpkin spice. While that means shorter days and cooler weather; football, chunky sweaters, and fall hues make up for that, solidifying autumn’s position as America’s favorite season. While the fall isn’t peak travel season, peak foliage is the perfect reason to travel. Here are some of the most stunning places to see the colors change around the world.   New England, United States ...

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Fly in Style: How to Access Airport Lounges for Less

We’ve all been there: Long layovers, delayed flights, lost luggage. While it may be a necessary evil, the list is endless when it comes to airport grievances. Luckily, there’s an escape from your personal airport hell. From free Wi-Fi and plush lounge chairs to unlimited food and booze, airport lounges are like an oasis in the middle of the airport.   What if we told you these coveted sanctuaries aren’t just for first class flyers? In fact, ...

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6 Beer Festivals Just as Wunderbar as Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest-style beers are replacing summer ales on the shelves; you’re hearing the occasional “prost!” at the bar; and the most diehard among us are dusting off their lederhosen and dirndls. Yes, fall beer season is upon us.   But don’t rush to learn German just yet. While the best beer is worth traveling for, there are other beerfests that are just as unforgettable as Oktoberfest happening all over the world. Skip overcrowded Munich and opt for one of ...

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Best Countries to Au Pair Based on Pay, Hours, and Benefits

Between finding a job, securing housing, meeting new people, and adjusting to life as an expat, moving overseas is a daunting task. But what if you could tackle all of these challenges in one fell swoop? We’re talking accommodations, pocket money, and a family to call your own. If it sounds too good be true, it’s not. This is the life of an au pair. Of course, it’s not all fun and games, but with days off ...

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WU Foundation Responds to Flooding in South Asia

By Elizabeth Roscoe Executive Director WU Foundation The Western Union Foundation is supporting efforts to provide emergency services and disaster relief to India, Bangladesh and Nepal, which are facing one of the worst flooding disasters to hit the region in years. According to officials, more than 1,200 people have lost their lives already, and millions more have lost their homes. Through our collaboration with the American Red Cross, the WU Foundation is donating USD $20,000 to the Red Cross and Red Crescent ...

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Western Union Ramps Up Support for Communities Affected by Hurricane Harvey

In continued support of the communities and families affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, and The Western Union Foundation, today activated a rapid response plan to ramp up accessibility of money transfer services in impacted areas of Texas, and pledged an increased contribution to the American Red Cross, with matching grants up to a combined total of $200,000. * Western Union President and CEO, Hikmet Ersek, said, “Our company is guided ...

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Do the Side Hustle: 9 Ways to Make Money While Traveling

Millennials are more interested in traveling abroad than previous generations, but we earn less money – which poses an inherent dilemma: How to fund our wanderlust. The solution? A side hustle. It’s the perfect way to stay on the go without being strapped for cash. If you want to turn you dreams of travel into a reality, check out these side hustle jobs you can do from anywhere.    Taking Online Surveys Online surveys won’t buy you a new ...

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Everything you need for back to school

It’s almost here! In just a few weeks it will be time to see them off, or hold their hands on the way, for another year of school. The weeks leading up to that first day of a new grade or semester can be stressful for parents for many reasons. Your little ones are growing up! And … you need to go back-to-school shopping!   Whether they’re headed for their very first day of JK, or their last year ...

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