Student survival guide: Desjardins invites students to a chat on how to manage personal finances - An innovative way to reach students as they head back to school



    LEVIS, QC, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The beginning of the school year is an
ideal time for Desjardins Group to stay in touch with its young members.
Desjardins is therefore inviting students to chat with a youth clientele
representative on two occasions, September 16 and 23, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m.
    The first chat, on the theme "Let's talk money!" will provide tips and
tricks on how to avoid having to tighten your belt. The second chat, the
"Student survival guide", will focus on bursaries, savings and financing
options. To participate in the chat, Internet users can go to
www.desjardins.com/studentchat and follow instructions. It's an event you
won't want to miss!
    By offering chat sessions to student Internet users, Desjardins Group
offers yet another way young people can get the tools they need to manage
their personal finances.
    Financial education is an integral part of Desjardins Group's mission.
With the Internet, Desjardins is available at all times to young people
seeking advice at whatever time is most convenient for them.

    About Desjardins Group

    Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada,
and the ninth largest in the world, with overall assets of approximately $160
billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario,
as well as its subsidiaries, several of which are active throughout Canada,
Desjardins offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8
million individual and business members and clients. Desjardins Group is also
home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and
health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes,
securities brokerage, venture capital, asset management and secure
leading-edge virtual access methods, all part of an integrated offer that is
the only one of its kind in Canada. One of the largest employers in the
country, Desjardins is backed by the knowledge and skills of its 42,000
employees and the commitment of its 6,300 elected officers. To find out more,
consult www.desjardins.com.




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