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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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Make the Most of Your Stimulus Check

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has extended assistance to many Americans in the form of an economic impact payment—or as it’s more often called—a stimulus check. The purpose of the stimulus payment is two-fold: first, to help struggling Americans who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, second, to …

Meet Our 2018 Team Pelican Scholarship Winners

Meet Our 2018 Team Pelican Scholarship Winners

Our Team Pelican Scholarship Award Program is in its 11th year, and the students that apply continue to showcase their ever-growing skillsets, determination and dedication to Pelican’s values. Since 2008, we’ve awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors across the state. Pelican has given out over $50,000 in scholarships since we’ve started! We had 62 students apply this year—our highest …

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Credit Cards: Making Them Work for You

Credit cards have become a way of life for most of us today. They’re easy to use, convenient and safer than carrying around cash. They enable us to purchase what we need or want today and pay for it tomorrow. They’re a large piece of the equation to establishing a credit score, but it’s important to remember that they can …