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.

Job Seeking

Karen Begemann

Karen Begemann of Work Matters shares tips and strategies for job-seekers, and those looking to boost their income at their current place of employment.

What Years as a Debt Management Expert Has Taught Me

Barton Goth

Barton Goth, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee with Goth & Company in Alberta, shares his professional insights gained from his experiences in the debt management industry.

Adam’s Story

Adam

Giving a voice, and emotions to a person who is striving towards a financial fresh start through filing a Consumer Proposal.

Mark’s Story

Mark

Giving a voice, and emotions to a person who is striving towards a financial fresh start through filing a Consumer Proposal.

Food Budget Tips

Chef Helena

With overall living expenses continuing to climb, many people are aiming to shed costs from their household budget. Chef Helena joins us for a “budget hacks” segment sharing professional tips and tricks when it comes to food and meal costs.