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Personal Finance: I'm in Charge - An educational program for young adults

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Personal Finance: I'm in Charge - An educational program for young adults

Personal Finance: I'm in Charge Program

Want to take charge of your finances and make sound decisions as a consumer, a student or a young worker?

Desjardins is pleased to offer young people 16 to 25 the Personal Finance: I'm in ChargeTM educational program.

An overview of the 16 modules

The essentials

  1. Budgeting: numbers that speak for themselves
  2. Credit: it's worth a look
  3. Taking charge of my buying choices and influences
  4. Buying and saving: making room for both
  5. Excessive debt: handling a difficult financial situation

Everyday life

  1. Food: money-saving tips and tricks
  2. Transportation: on the right track
  3. Finding a place to live: key considerations
  4. Consumer protection: know your rights
  5. Cellphones: making the right choices

Education and employment

  1. Education: an investment you can plan for and finance
  2. Employment income: gross to net
  3. The labour market: your rights and responsibilities
  4. Taxes: a civic responsibility

Financial services

  1. Financial institutions: finding your way around
  2. Insurance: thinking ahead

The program is tailored to your reality and lifestyle, and addresses in a dynamic way topics of concern to you. The series of 2-hour classes are offered for free1, in partnership with participating caisses and several local community organizations.

TM Trademark of Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec

1. Certain conditions may apply.

Why you should take the course

Why you should take the course

  • To learn how to save, how to spend and how to use credit wisely
  • To plan your financial future with confidence
  • To learn how to make money work for you
  • To get equipped with the right tools needed to avoid overspending and prevent over-indebtedness
  • To become aware of your rights and responsibilities
  • To make decisions that are right for you

Revealing comments

"I learned to spot my weaknesses, to work out a budget and to trust myself. The tools I've been given will last a lifetime."
- Female participant

"I know I'm young, but if there's one thing I learned by taking the course, it's that you have to plan for your future."
- Male participant

Registration

To learn more about the Personal Finance: I'm in Charge program, contact your local partner in the list below.

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi d'Abitibi-Ouest
Phone: 819-333-1110
Contact by email

Centre ressources jeunesse de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Phone: 891-762-0715
Contact by email

Mouvement de la relève d'Amos-Région inc.
Phone: 1-877-732-9763
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Témiscamingue
Phone: 819-622-2538 or 1-888-622-2538
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi d'Abitibi-Est - External link. This link will open in a new window. (site in French only)
Phone: 819-825-5627
Contact by email

Partners of:
Caisse Desjardins d'Abitibi-Ouest
Caisse Desjardins de Rouyn-Noranda
Caisse Desjardins d'Amos
Caisse Desjardins du Témiscamingue
Caisse Desjardins de l'Est de l'Abitibi

Association coopérative d'économie familiale du Grand-Portage - External link. This link will open in a new window. (site in French only)
Phone: 418-867-8545 or 1-866-762-0269
Contact by email

Association coopérative d'économie familiale de Rimouski-Neigette et Mitis - External link. This link will open in a new window. (site in French only)
Phone: 418-723-0744

Association coopérative d'économie familiale de la Péninsule - External link. This link will open in a new window.
Phone: 418-562-7645 or 1-866-566-7645
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Haute-Gaspésie - External link. This link will open in a new window. (site in French only)
Phone: 418 763-2308, poste 200
Contact by email

Partners of (Bas-Saint-Laurent):
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Rivière-du-Loup
Caisse Desjardins du Bic-Saint–Fabien
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Saint-Éloi
Caisse Desjardins de Rimouski
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Mont-Joli
Caisse Desjardins Vallée de la Matapédia
Caisse populaire Desjardins de la Vallée des lacs
Caisse Desjardins de Viger et Villeray
Caisse Desjardins de La Matanie
Caisse Desjardins du Terroir basque
Caisse Desjardins de la Rivière Neigette
Caisse populaire de Cabano
Caisse Desjardins de l'Héritage des Basques
Caisse Desjardins des Monts et Rivières
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Saint-Cyprien
Caisse Desjardins du Transcontinental
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Saint-Moïse et de Saint-Noël
Caisse populaire Desjardins des Trois-Lacs
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Saint-Juste-du-Lac
Caisse populaire Desjardins de la Mitis
Caisse populaire Desjardins du Portage

Partner of (Gaspésie):
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Maria
Caisse populaire Desjardins des Quatre-Vents
Caisse populaire Desjardins de New Richmond
Caisse populaire Desjardins Mer et montagnes
Caisse Desjardins de Tracadièche
Caisse populaire Desjardins du Centre-sud gaspésien
Caisse populaire de la Baie-de-Gaspé
Caisse populaire Desjardins des Hauts-Phares
Caisse Desjardins du Littoral gaspésien
Caisse populaire Desjardins de La Haute-Gaspésie

Carrefour jeunesse emploi d'Argenteuil
Phone: 450-566-5766
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Thérèse-De-Blainville
Phone: 450-437-1635
Contact by email

Zone Emploi d'Antoine-Labelle - External link. This link will open in a new window. (site in French only)
Phone: 819-623-5051 or 1-877-623-5051
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de la MRC Deux-Montagnes - External link. This link will open in a new window. (site in French only)
Phone: 450-974-1635
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de la MRC des Laurentides
Phone: 819-425-1200
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Mirabel - External link. This link will open in a new window. (site in French only)
Phone: 450-420-6262
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi des Pays-d'en-Haut
Phone: 450-227-0074
Contact by email

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Rivière-du-Nord
Phone: 450-431-5253
Contact by email

Partners of:
Caisse Desjardins d'Argenteuil
Caisse Desjardins de la Vallée des Pays-d'en-Haut
Caisse Desjardins Thérèse-de-Blainville
Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Jérôme
Caisse Desjardins de Mont-Tremblant
Caisse Desjardins du Cœur des Hautes-Laurentides
Caisse Desjardins de Ferme-Neuve
Caisse Desjardins du Lac des Deux-Montagnes
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts
Caisse populaire Desjardins de Mirabel
Caisse populaire Desjardins des Trois-Vallées
Caisse Desjardins de l'Envolée
Caisse Desjardins de la Rouge
Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Antoine-des-Laurentides
Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Eustache-Deux-Montagnes

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