Soileau's Dinner Club - Opelousas, Louisiana

Spotlight On: Soileau’s in Opelousas, Louisiana

Fried chicken is as southern as sweet tea and gumbo, but the down-home comfort food has made its way onto restaurant menus across the country. This classic southern favorite is a popular dish at a small, local restaurant in Opelousas, Louisiana, called Soileau’s Dinner Club. Soileau’s is well-known in Opelousas due to their long standing in the city. Although Soileau’s …

Where to Get the Best Burgers in Louisiana

Where to Get the Best Burgers in Louisiana

Who doesn’t love a good hamburger? When you’re craving one, finally getting an awesome, juicy local burger can make a bad day good and a good day even better! We thought we’d spotlight some hidden gems around Louisiana that can cook up the best burger. Yeah, we can hear your tummy growling from here. We’re not judging. We chose a …

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 …

Life at Pelican | Getting Married

It’s true what they say—the Pelican State Credit Union culture reminds everyone of one big, happy family. When someone’s life changes at Pelican, everyone in the company becomes a part of it. I recently got married, and I couldn’t imagine any other company treating my marriage the same way my Pelican family did. Every summer, I take at least one …

4 Creative Fundraisers You Need to Try

4 Creative Fundraising Ideas You Need to Try

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing fun about bringing a bag of clothes to a thrift store and dropping it off. There’s no grand event. There’s just you reluctantly parting with clothes that you love but never seem to have a reason to wear. It’s like a fashion funeral—you’re not smiling as you toss a majority of your wardrobe into a …

Denham Springs Free Kids Bike Race Recap

“You cannot let him ride that bike in public,” said my husband Wes. Our 3-year-old son had hit a growth spurt and suddenly looked like a clown on his tiny red tricycle. After enduring a heavy guilt trip, I gave my blessing for Wes to take Parker to Academy Sports to buy a new bike at 8 pm (bedtime) the …

Pelican Member Moment: Reginald Ducote

Meet Reginald Ducote, an 8-year member of the Pelican financial family and retired teamster. You might remember Reginald from our What’s Your Story video, where he shared his story about financing his truck. Reginald also has another story to tell; this one is about his daughter Hannah. Reginald understood the importance of saving money for his daughter’s future, so he …

5 Things You NEED to Do in Alexandria, Louisiana

5 Things You NEED to Do in Alexandria, Louisiana

Alexandria is located in Rapides Parish right in the heart of Louisiana. They’ve even taken that name to heart, adopting their central location as the city’s slogan, The Heart of Louisiana. Beyond being known for their important historical and cultural significance to Central Louisiana, the city is also well-known for their ability to put on a good time! We’ve gathered …

How to Save Quick Money in College

How to Save Quick Money in College

Student debt is the highest it’s ever been in the history of the world, topping over $1.3 trillion dollars in 2016. That’s right—1.3 TRILLION DOLLARS. That sounds like something Dr. Evil would say, but this isn’t a joke. We’re in a crisis. Student debt is currently growing at a rate of almost $3,000 per second. So what does that look …

furnishing a house on a budget

Furnishing Your House on a Budget

So you’ve got yourself a new house or you’re looking to spruce your place up a bit, and you don’t have the biggest budget. That’s not a problem; there are plenty of ways that you can go about furnishing your house on a budget and come out saving lots of money! Now before you get worried about being stuck to …