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 …

Lauren Chemin - Credit Union Career

Pelican Family Moment: Lauren Chemin

Time and again, our team and credit union members will say that Pelican is one big family. Many even have stories about specific moments that have really stuck with them over the years. We talked with our Human Resources Manager Lauren Chemin about the moment that she really felt like Pelican was a family. Lauren’s story tugged at our heartstrings: …

Eight Free Library Services - Livingston Parish Library

8 FREE Library Services That You’re Wasting Money On

When you hear the word “library” what do you think? Chances are you probably thought of rows and rows of dusty old books. Alright, maybe an older lady telling you to quiet down, too. These are just overplayed library stereotypes, sure, but most people think that’s all their library has to offer. I bet you didn’t know that there are …

Trafficking Hope in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Hope House

Spotlight On: Trafficking Hope in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

One of our favorite things to do is give back to charity. Each year, Pelican team members choose a Charity of the Year to focus all of our giving efforts on. Our employee volunteer and fundraising committee, Beak Squad, works together to find fun, creative ways to donate to charity at Pelican – stuff like bake-off competitions, painting nights and …

Adult Kickball Game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Trust Me, Kickball Isn’t Just for Kids

Every Monday in the spring and fall, I clock out for the day and switch out my marketing shoes for a pair of cleats. Cleats that I got on sale, of course. I have a borderline obsession with working. There is not much that can pull me away from work at Pelican State Credit Union – there’s my husband (he’ll tell …

Should I Switch to eStatements?

Should I Switch to Electronic Statements (eStatements)?

You’ve probably heard all about electronic statements, or eStatements, from your credit union or bank. Everyone wants you to switch from receiving your paper statements but nobody wants to answer your questions honestly. Why do they want you to do that? What’s the benefit of electronic statements? Should you really switch to eStatements? We hear you and we want to help …

gardening and saving money

Can You Save Money by Gardening?

Food is expensive. To feed a family of four, you’re looking at a monthly grocery bill of $400 at bare minimum, which is a huge chunk of your monthly budget (and it doesn’t include restaurants either). If you’re looking to save money on your grocery bill, you can try off-brand shopping, couponing and, a personal favorite of mine, gardening. If …

Best Fried Chicken in Louisiana

Where to Get the Best Fried Chicken in Louisiana

We love our local businesses! For National Fried Chicken Day, we thought we would focus on some hidden gems around Louisiana that you absolutely have to try! We chose a member of the Pelican family from each branch and gave them $10 for lunch at a local fried chicken spot. Here are their picks for the best fried chicken in our …

40 Ways to Save When You're Terrible at Saving

40 Ways to Save Money | Free eBook on Saving Money

Are you trying to build up your savings, but can’t seem to set the money aside? We know that feeling! Let us be honest with you: some of us used to be terrible at saving money. We knew we had to save for the future and knew the importance of having that extra money there for those unforeseeable circumstances, but …

Spotlight On: Evergreen Life Services in Shreveport, Louisiana

Every once in a while, a business comes along that is doing something extraordinary for the community. Evergreen Life Services is one of those businesses. Evergreen serves, provides for and champions individuals with disabilities. Their strong set of core values set the stage for the unique services they provide. Evergreen helps include people with disabilities in their home communities by …