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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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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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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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How to Prepare Your Taxes this Year for FREE

I think it’s safe to say that most of us are happy to finally see a new year. I love the feeling of a fresh start, and I always look forward to setting my sights on new goals! When it comes to planning exciting adventures for the new year, filing my taxes isn’t necessarily at the top of that list. …

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Student Loan Deferment: Everything You Need to Know

As a credit counselor here at Pelican, one of the topics I help members with the most is student loan debt and how to manage it. According to a report by Forbes, there are 45 million borrowers in the U.S. who collectively owe nearly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt. Yes—TRILLION! The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act …