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The Mystery of Marie Laveau: Louisiana’s Voodoo Queen

Just a few blocks from the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and on the outskirts of the historic French Quarter, there lies one of the oldest and most well-known landmarks in New Orleans. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 opened in 1789 and, through guided tours, presents an opportunity for sightseers to marvel at the graveyard’s captivating architecture. Because much …

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The Truth about Divorce and Credit

At Pelican, we often say “bad things happen to good people.” We understand that sometimes life happens, and it doesn’t matter if we planned for it or not. My name is April Gomez, and I’m a Nationally Certified Credit Counselor at Pelican. I wanted to shed some light on something that isn’t fun for anyone involved—divorce. Getting a divorce can …

Three Meals You Can Make Entirely from Canned Goods

Canned goods are some of the most valuable items we keep in our pantries. Why? Well, they’re easy to store, they last a long time, they’re already portioned making meal-prepping super simple, and best of all—they’re cheap! I spent a whopping $23 for all the canned goods I needed—yes, just $23 for three whole recipes! When we were brainstorming ideas …

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Can I Afford to Buy a House?

So, you’ve decided it’s time to purchase a home. You’re finally ready for that place you can truly call your own. At this point, you’re probably filled with so many different emotions—and I completely understand! Purchasing a home is likely the largest purchase you’ll ever make. EVER! My name is Nekiba Johnson and I am a Nationally Certified Credit Counselor …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Car

Purchasing a vehicle is, generally speaking, the second largest purchase you’ll ever make. Considering more than just how it’s going to affect your budget, buying a car requires lots of thought and careful planning. Before making such a purchase, there’s a few questions you need to ask yourself: Can I afford it? What about my emergency fund? How will this …