Look Before You Leap

Blair Mantin

Many people sign their names to financial commitments they don’t fully understand, which can have serious consequences. Blair discusses potential financial hazards to watch out for, which can save a lot of stress and money.

Getting a Mortgage after Bankruptcy

Mark Fidgett

Mortgage consultant and broker Mark Fidgett shares tips for people seeking to qualify for a new mortgage after they have completed a bankruptcy or Consumer Proposal.

How Bankruptcy Does and Doesn’t Affect You

Blair Mantin

Blair Mantin discusses five points of concern that Licensed Insolvency Trustees are regularly asked about.

What is Insolvency Counselling?

Bethany Cann

Qualified Insolvency Counsellor Bethany Cann explains the objectives of financial counselling in Consumer Proposals and bankruptcy, and how the process helps empower clients.

What to do About Unexpected Debt

Blair Mantin

Licensed Insolvency Trustee Blair Mantin discusses some common scenarios where people are hit by ‘all of a sudden’ debt- and what can be done about it.

Industry News

Blair Mantin

Licensed Insolvency Trustee Blair Mantin discusses recent trends and news from the debt industry, and the offices of Sands & Associates.

New Mortgage Rules

Mark Fidgett

Vancouver-based mortgage consultant and broker Mark Fidgett discusses new mortgage rules and their impact on consumers.

Debt Mistakes to Avoid

Blair Mantin

Blair Mantin shares common ‘debt mistakes’ consumer often make, and how they can be avoided.

The Year of Less

Cait Flanders

Former binge consumer turned mindful consumer of everything, “The Year of Less” author Cait Flanders shares lessons from her self-help memoir.

Tales from the Beat

New Westminster Police Department

New Westminster Police Department Chief Constable Dave Jones shares some of his insights and experiences dealing with financial scams over the years.

Relationships and Debt

Blair Mantin

Blair Mantin shares some key Do’s and Don’ts that can help your relationship withstand the financial stresses of life.

Minimum Payment Math

Blair Mantin

Many people fall into a trap of making only minimum payments on their credit cards and assuming that they are actually making progress. So, let’s crunch the numbers…

Paying off Debt

Cait Flanders

Blogger and author Cait Flanders talks about her experience of paying off $30,000 of debt in 2 years at the age of 25.

How to Protect Yourself Against Financial Scams

New Westminster Police Department

Chief Constable Dave Jones of the New Westminster Police Department discusses how to protect yourself or a loved one from financial scams.

Seniors’ Financial Challenges

Blair Mantin

It’s not uncommon for the difficulties of carrying debt into retirement to escalate for retirees. Blair Mantin shares tips on how to manage debt as a senior citizen.

Do’s and Don’ts for Tax Time

Blair Mantin

Tax time can seem intimidating for many people, especially if you owe money! Blair Mantin shares some key Do’s and Don’ts for tax time.

Financial Professionals

Blair Mantin

There are many times in life when we require solutions best left to “the professionals”. Blair Mantin discusses the top four professionals that every financially successful person should know, when it comes to money matters.

"Insider" Resources

Blair Mantin

Blair Mantin discusses debt solution resources BC residents can use on their own, once they have the right knowledge.

Debt Consolidation Options

Blair Mantin

If debt consolidation is a debt management tool you are considering, you may be surprised to learn that there is more than one way to consolidate consumer debt.

What Years as a Debt Management Expert Has Taught Me

Janet Humes

Vancouver Island-based Licensed Insolvency Trustee Janet Humes shares professional insights gained from her experience working in the debt management industry.