Spotlight On - Life of a Single Mom

Spotlight On: The Life of a Single Mom

“Raise your hand if you are or ever have been a single mother.” “Raise your hand if you were raised by a single mother.” “Now, raise your hand if you have ever known and loved a single mother.” With that last question, the hand of every single team member shot into the air at Pelican’s Family Reunion, our annual employee …

Why is a Business Plan Important for Success?

Creating a new business can be quite stressful and fearful all at once. There are many questions to answer. What resources will you need, what is your vision, and how will you bring the vision to life? There is a quote that I often think about when it comes to starting a business, and it states, “Make your vision so …

Woman Organizing Her Coupons Before Shopping

How to Make the Most Out of Couponing

Are you tired of looking at your grocery receipt and wishing the final amount was lower? We’ve always felt the same way—that’s why we always recommend using coupons. Couponing is a great way to help whittle down that large monthly cost! Many people think that couponing is a lot of work for little payoff, but that isn’t really the case. …

Spotlight On: OPTIONS in Hammond, LA

Hammond, Louisiana, holds a special place in my heart. I am very proud to say that I had the opportunity to spend four amazing years in the city at the local university. I spent years of my life there before moving to Baton Rouge with my husband. It’s so great to see a local organization that dedicates their passion and …

A Look Into the Life of a 911 Dispatch Operator

Pelican is lucky enough to have a team made up of many talented individuals. We all come from different walks of life and have our own unique personal and professional experiences. One of these Pelican team members is Jessica Swaggart, who worked as a 911 Dispatch Operator for four years. We asked Jessica about her experience during this period of …

#AskPelican Season 2 Recap

Thank you to all of our subscribers and #AskPelican viewers. We’re so excited to be able to share all of our financial expertise with each of you to keep Louisiana residents on the path to financial wellness! We started out in 2017 by releasing season one of #AskPelican, where one of our Nationally Certified Credit Counselors answered questions we received …