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Shopping for Makeup on a Budget

If you’re a makeup enthusiast like me, it’s easy to blow your entire month’s budget on the newest makeup products on the market. There’s just something about opening an eyeshadow palette the day after you get it or getting a compliment on that new nude lipstick that just makes life seem a little sweeter. If you’re looking for ways to …

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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 …

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How to Save Money on Holiday Photos

Around the holidays, we start to think about family and all the incredible memories that we’ve created over the years. The best way to capture memories that families can cherish forever is through photography! Photography has been a passion of mine ever since my first class at LSU in 2012 (you can see my work on Facebook at facebook.com/LHPhotographyandDesigns). When …

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Holiday Vacation Budget

Work hard, travel hard. That’s my motto. Some say it’s important to “relax,” but I’m not a fan of slowing down. Even during the holidays, you can find me traveling or planning my next big adventure. I’m not one to sit around the tree drinking hot cocoa during the holidays. A lot of times, I find myself escaping the traditional …

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How to Make Cajun Pastalaya for under $20

Cooking is slowly becoming a big hobby of mine. Not that I want to open up my own restaurant or anything, but it’s something that I really enjoy and putting a lot of passion into a dish is something I take pride in. Although I get a lot of inspiration from the likes of Gordon Ramsay and others, I get …