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 …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Car

Purchasing a vehicle is, generally speaking, the second largest purchase you’ll ever make. Considering more than just how it’s going to affect your budget, buying a car requires lots of thought and careful planning. Before making such a purchase, there’s a few questions you need to ask yourself: Can I afford it? What about my emergency fund? How will this …

Managing Money Disaster

How to Manage Your Money During a Disaster

Life is full of twists and turns. Crisis situations like the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lead to uncertain times and unexpected changes. Unfortunately, these unexpected changes can be extremely challenging for our day-to-day lives. Here at Pelican, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our members—mentally, physically, and financially. That’s why we offer the products and …