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How Can I Raise My Credit Score?

So, you’re looking to raise your credit score. Great! We can’t blame you either—having a low credit score can be expensive. Increasing your credit score reduces the cost of financing—the higher your score, the lower the interest rates you’ll qualify for. Whether you’re building your credit from scratch or rebuilding after your scores have taken a hit, we wanted to …

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Healthcare in the Golden Years: Why You Should Plan Now

Have you thought about how your healthcare costs might change as you age? There are many important financial decisions that will impact your retirement and healthcare planning. Let’s talk about how you can start planning now. Step 1: Plan for Retirement The first thing you should do when planning for healthcare as you age is decide when to stop working. …

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Financial Fraud: What It Is and How to Prevent It

Today, people are highly susceptible to having their financial health drastically impacted by fraud. Even if you or someone you know hasn’t personally been a victim of fraud, it’s important to know how you can protect yourself from it. More often than not, people don’t realize they’ve been a victim of fraud or a scam until it’s too late. We’ve …

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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 …