3 tips for creating more space–no renovations required

Adèle Manseau | Desjardins Group At some point, we all find ourselves with a shortage of storage space, even when our homes aren’t crammed with furniture and decor. Before taking on huge renovations, why not first recreate your living space?  Create illusion There’s nothing like a strategically placed mirror to make a room look bigger.…

3 things to consider before renewing your mortgage

Marie-Christine Daignault | Desjardins group  Everyone wants to get the best mortgage financing offer. Does that mean getting the lowest rate, the longest term or the smallest payment? The best strategy for one person isn’t necessarily right for another.  Mortgage renewal is the perfect time to reorganize your finances based on your life goals. Your…

Mortgages: 3 myths that deter first-time buyers

Marie-Christine Daignault | Desjardins Group Thinking of buying your first home but worried about making such a big commitment? We address 3 concerns shared by first-time buyers.  Young people can’t afford to buy a house anymore.  When the Government of Canada tightened mortgage requirements last fall, it was all over the news. House prices have evened…

Getting the most from your rewards program

Adèle Manseau | Desjardins Group So you’ve chosen a credit card with a rewards program that has what you’re looking for. Great! But are you sure you’re getting the most out of it?  Here are five ways to get the most from your rewards program. 1- Get to know your program We all know that the…

Getting a handle on your finances

France Michaud | Desjardins Group “Life is a lot like a game of chance. It often comes down to a roll of the dice, and sometimes you end up right back at the beginning with nothing to show for all your trouble. When we meet with people seeking assistance, we’re well aware that it could…