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Sands & Associates recently released the results of the fifth annual BC Consumer Debt Study.  The study highlighted several findings, with a focus on providing insights into the psychological and physical impacts of debts on consumers.

The 2017 BC Consumer Debt Study was featured across various media outlets, including:

The Emotional Impact of Consumer Debt: Global News Reports

Blair Mantin discussed the emotional impact of consumer debt and what can be done to get out of financial crisis with Global News.

Debt causes Anxiety, Stress, even suicidal thoughts, BC survey finds: Vancouver Sun and The Province Reporting

“…the Sands & Associates survey found that 28 per cent of respondents had suffered from diagnosed depression, which was contributed to by debt worries, and 18 per cent who said debt pushed them to dark thoughts of suicide.”

Click here to read the full article.

Vancouverites are More & More Stressed about Debt: Steele & Drex on CKNW 980AM

Sands & Associates Vice-President and Licensed Insolvency Trustee Blair Mantin shares key findings from the BC Consumer Debt Study with hosts Lynda Steele and Drex.


To read the full 2017 BC Consumer Debt Study Report, please click here.

We understand that the decision to ask for debt help  can be difficult.  The professional staff at Sands & Associates are here to help guide you through a debt solutions process based on your specific situation and needs.  We believe that financial and debt problems can happen to anyone and we trust that our non-judgmental, empathetic approach to debt relief separates us from other debt management providers.  As Licensed Insolvency Trustees, we are the people who can provide specialized debt options such as Consumer Proposals and personal bankruptcy.

Contact us today to book your free confidential debt consultation about your debt solutions.