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The Benefits of Having a Youth Savings Account

As a Nationally Certified Credit Counselor here at Pelican, I believe that children are never too young to learn about finances. Proper money management is one of the most important lessons you can teach children because it sets a solid foundation for their future financial success. The best place to start when teaching your children about finances is by opening …

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How to Financially Prepare for Maternity Leave

As you await the newest little addition to your family, you’re probably facing a rollercoaster of emotions! Preparing for the expenses of a new baby along with having to take time off of work can quickly turn an exciting time into an also very stressful time. As a mom of two and the Payroll and Benefits Specialist here at Pelican, …

Is a Meal Delivery Service Right for You?

Let’s face it: we all lead busy lives! We have professional and social obligations to manage, our kids have hectic schedules, and chores around the house can pile up. These responsibilities leave little time for things like meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. On some weekends, I’d rather spend my extra time with friends and family than taking the time …

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How to Prepare Your Taxes this Year for FREE

I think it’s safe to say that most of us are happy to finally see a new year. I love the feeling of a fresh start, and I always look forward to setting my sights on new goals! When it comes to planning exciting adventures for the new year, filing my taxes isn’t necessarily at the top of that list. …

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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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The Truth about Divorce and Credit

At Pelican, we often say “bad things happen to good people.” We understand that sometimes life happens, and it doesn’t matter if we planned for it or not. We wanted to shed some light on something that isn’t fun for anyone involved—divorce. Getting a divorce can be extremely stressful and painful for both parties, but can also have lasting effects …