Christmas Club

What is a Christmas Club Account?

Picture it: Louisiana, December 1. You’re scrambling to save money for Christmas presents, and you’re worried that you don’t have enough in your savings account to get everything you need to buy. If you’re pulling from your monthly allotted budgets, money will end up being a little tight for your family until January so that you can get your shopping …

budget valentine's day ideas - champagne, pancakes, heart

10 Easy Budget Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day is always a stressful time for me. How can I make this year special, especially with all of the holidays, birthdays and events I’ve shared with my wife over the past year? Well, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive to be memorable. If you’re tight on money this year, but have …

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 …

Buying a car after a flood

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 …