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“Raise your hand if you are or ever have been a single mother.” “Raise your hand if you were raised by a single mother.” “Now, raise your hand if you have ever known and loved a single mother.” With that last question, the hand of every single team member shot into the air at Pelican’s Family Reunion, our annual employee ...

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Creating a new business can be quite stressful and fearful all at once. There are many questions to answer. What resources will you need, what is your vision, and how will you bring the vision to life? There is a quote that I often think about when it comes to starting a business, and it states, “Make your vision so ...

The post Why is a Business Plan Important for Success? appeared first on Pelican State of Mind.

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Pelican State of Mind by Pelican State Credit Union - 2w ago

Are you tired of looking at your grocery receipt and wishing the final amount was lower? We’ve always felt the same way—that’s why we always recommend using coupons. Couponing is a great way to help whittle down that large monthly cost! Many people think that couponing is a lot of work for little payoff, but that isn’t really the case. ...

The post How to Make the Most Out of Couponing appeared first on Pelican State of Mind.

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Hammond, Louisiana, holds a special place in my heart. I am very proud to say that I had the opportunity to spend four amazing years in the city at the local university. I spent years of my life there before moving to Baton Rouge with my husband. It’s so great to see a local organization that dedicates their passion and ...

The post Spotlight On: OPTIONS in Hammond, LA appeared first on Pelican State of Mind.

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Pelican is lucky enough to have a team made up of many talented individuals. We all come from different walks of life and have our own unique personal and professional experiences. One of these Pelican team members is Jessica Swaggart, who worked as a 911 Dispatch Operator for three years. We asked Jessica about her experience during this period of ...

The post A Look Into the Life of a 911 Dispatch Operator appeared first on Pelican State of Mind.

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Pelican State of Mind by Pelican State Credit Union - 1M ago

Thank you to all of our subscribers and #AskPelican viewers. We’re so excited to be able to share all of our financial expertise with each of you to keep Louisiana residents on the path to financial wellness! We started out in 2017 by releasing season one of #AskPelican, where one of our Nationally Certified Credit Counselors answered questions we received ...

The post #AskPelican Season 2 Recap appeared first on Pelican State of Mind.

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Pelican State of Mind by Caitlyn Phillips - 2M ago

Trying new restaurants and dining out are some of my favorite things to do, but sometimes my wallet is not in favor of those choices. In my opinion, budgeting for food costs is one of the most difficult things to do. You don’t know when or if you’ll feel like cooking, going out, or ordering in. At my house, we ...

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I would do anything for an animal. There’s something so impossibly beautiful about these creatures that live alongside us every day. They seem so different from us, but the more we interact with them, the more we realize how similar we are. Animals save lives just like humans do, whether it’s a therapy dog trained to detect seizures, or a ...

The post 3 Meaningful, No-Cost Ways to Give Back to Animal Shelters appeared first on Pelican State of Mind.

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For more than 40 years, most financial institutions have relied on the Fair Isaac Corporation’s credit scoring system, most commonly known as FICO, to evaluate borrowers’ creditworthiness. Credit unions and banks have even used credit scores and reports to assist them in determining whether or not to hire a potential employee. Now, over 70% of all companies use credit reports ...

The post Credit vs Character: The Hidden Truth in Your Credit Report appeared first on Pelican State of Mind.

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The Pelican State Credit Union family grew in November 2017 with the merger of St. Landry Parish Federal Credit Union. St. Landry Parish FCU has been devoted to helping the underserved in its community since day one and merged with Pelican State CU partially because of this strong shared commitment. The team members that came to Pelican through the merger ...

The post The History of Pelican’s St. Landry Branch appeared first on Pelican State of Mind.

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