destination wedding - Amanda Santos

How Much Does a Destination Wedding Cost?

The first thing that comes to mind when people hear “destination wedding” is usually the word “expensive.” You see pictures online of the beautiful beaches, rolling hills or grand castles and think about how much money you’d have to pay just to have that wedding at your dream destination. But just how much does a destination wedding cost? The truth …

Buying a Car After a Flood: What You Need to Know

When you’re buying a car after a flood, there is a lot you need to know at each step of the buying process. If you aren’t careful, you could end up with more problems than you started with. After a flood, it’s common to see plenty of deals pop up all over the place. Cars that you normally may not …

half walls after Louisiana 2016 flood

Budgeting for Rebuilding

This year’s flood affected everyone in the greater Baton Rouge area in some way. The Pelican team and our members (even if their homes didn’t flood) were out demoing homes, collecting and distributing supplies and spreading the love of community to everyone they met. But, what do you do when all the help is gone? When we all have to …

Choosing the Right Contractor After a Flood

The destruction from a flood can be devastating and impact your life, finances and well-being for months, and in some cases, years after the disaster. During this time, it can be near impossible to sit down and figure out the best way to get your home rebuilt. How can you choose a contractor after a flood if you’re thinking about …

Can I Afford a New Car?

Can I Afford a New Car?

I’ll never forget my first car. It was a 2003 Green Kia Sportage. It didn’t drive very well, but it got me where I needed to go. I’d take it everywhere, keep it super clean and always made sure to keep up with the maintenance. I always told myself that I’d get a brand new car one day. Well, that …