BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA—Over the 2020 calendar year, Pelican State Credit Union conducted 2,878 one-on-one credit counseling sessions. Our friendly credit counselors are there for those who are looking to take control of their financial health or are looking to be equipped with extra tools and resources to make sound financial decisions.
    Pelican is honored to continue its commitment of improving the lives of its members through safe, competitive products and educational services, and that commitment continues to shine. Over 1,000 more credit counseling sessions were hosted in 2020 than 2019, which is almost a 56% increase.
    During counseling sessions, Pelican’s Nationally Certified Credit Counselors advise members on how to manage debt, understand credit reports and scores, take control of their finances, avoid fraud and identity theft, and much more. Credit counseling sessions can be held either in-person or remotely, and this service is free for all Pelican members.
    In addition to the 2,878 counseling sessions, the credit union also celebrated 32 members graduating from its award-winning Financial Wellness Program in 2020. These members overcame personal and financial obstacles and reached outstanding milestones such as paying off negative accounts, purchasing new vehicles, and becoming homeowners.
    The credit union’s Financial Wellness Program is designed to help Pelican members who are serious about improving their financial situation. It involves setting short and long-term goals and meeting frequently with a credit counselor over an extended period of time.
    To learn more about Pelican’s Financial Wellness Program, what members have said about the program, and more, visit pelicanstatecu.com/wellness.
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    For over 60 years, Pelican State Credit Union has been providing financial services to individuals and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. The credit union is dedicated to improving the lives of its members through safe, competitive products and educational services. Pelican was originally chartered as the Department of Hospitals Credit Union, located in downtown Baton Rouge, to serve Louisiana charity hospitals, mental health centers, and state office personnel. They have since grown into the largest state-chartered credit union in Louisiana now serving over 60,000 members. For information, visit pelicanstatecu.com.

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