Deciding between renting or owning

Renting vs Owning: What’s Best for You?

Let’s face it—none of us are made of money. We don’t have a money tree in the back yard that we can simply go pick from when we’d like to buy something. While those things would be really cool, the reality is that we have budgets to stick to and have to carefully plan for life’s expenses. We all eventually …

Example of how credit unions use profits

How Do Credit Unions Use Profits?

Credit unions are not-for-profit entities. This means that all money that is earned is not distributed to stockholders; it’s instead invested back to the organization’s initiatives and members, or owners! Every individual that uses a credit union’s services owns a “share” in the company. In other words, credit unions are owned by their members. The business structure of a credit …

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Day in the Life of a Pelican Business Loan Processor: Kendal Fryhling

Pelican’s Business Services Department talks with both current and potential business members to identify any needs, wants, and challenges they may have when owning a business. They help by providing businesses with account products, lending solutions, and other services needed to maximize their business’ opportunities to achieve success. Kendal Fryhling has been working at Pelican for over five years, and …

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Pelican Member Story: Frances Melanson

It’s no secret that Pelican loves to go above and beyond for its members! Frances Melanson, a member of Pelican and nearby resident of our Prairieville Branch, shares all of the wonderful experiences she has had during her time as a Pelican member. From the Member: How long have you been a member with Pelican? Not long enough! There’s never …

Day in the Life of a Pelican Credit Counselor: Lynn Gobert

Pelican’s Nationally Certified Credit Counselors talk with members each day to help guide them in their financial decisions and improve their financial wellness. They work closely with our members to help them review their budget and make significant progress toward their financial goals. Lynn Gobert is a Nationally Certified Credit Counselor through the Credit Union National Society (CUNA). We asked …

Meet Our 2019 Team Pelican Scholarship Winners

Our team members get such joy out of receiving our Team Pelican Scholarship submissions each year. Louisiana is filled with so many bright, service-driven high school students, and we’re honored to be able to provide scholarship awards to them! We’re excited to share our 2019 Team Pelican Scholarship award winners, including the winner of our two new awards, the Pelican …