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The Benefits of Having a Youth Savings Account

As a Nationally Certified Credit Counselor here at Pelican, I believe that children are never too young to learn about finances. Proper money management is one of the most important lessons you can teach children because it sets a solid foundation for their future financial success. The best place to start when teaching your children about finances is by opening …

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Spotlight On: Optimize EGS of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Here at Pelican, we pride ourselves on being able to support our communities and local businesses. Optimize Energy Generation Services (EGS) is one of hundreds of businesses around Louisiana that take advantage of all the incredible benefits that come with being a Pelican Partner. One of the guiding principles of this Pelican Partner is being committed to excellence in the …

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The History of Egg Pocking: A Cajun Easter Tradition

You may have read our blog post about the History of Cajun Mardi Gras and the Chicken Chase, but there’s another Louisiana tradition that you might find even more interesting. Yep—you read the title correctly. Let’s find out more about the egg-stremely competitive and beloved tradition known as egg pocking! What exactly is egg pocking? Egg pocking is a game …

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Where to Get the Best Beignets in Louisiana

What’s deep fried, covered in powdered sugar, and originated in ancient Rome? We’ll give you a hint—it starts with a “b” and ends with “eignet.” Today, these delicious puffy treats are most commonly associated with New Orleans, but beignets can be found all over the Pelican State! We talked to team members from our branches across the state and they …

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How to Financially Prepare for Maternity Leave

As you await the newest little addition to your family, you’re probably facing a rollercoaster of emotions! Preparing for the expenses of a new baby along with having to take time off of work can quickly turn an exciting time into an also very stressful time. As a mom of two and the Payroll and Benefits Specialist here at Pelican, …

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Zydeco Music: A Closer Look at the Sound of Louisiana Culture

There’s just something special about Louisiana. While I get that I’m biased, I don’t know that there’s anywhere else I’d rather call home. When I think about all the things I love about Louisiana, many come to mind. The unique traditions, delicious food, incredible fishing, Saturday nights in Death Valley—I could go on and on. There’s one thing, though, that …