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5 Myths about Tax Debt

Mar 10, 2020
Although Canada Revenue Agency states that 9 out of 10 individuals who owe tax pay it on time, that still leaves a large number of Canadians carrying tax debt every year – adding up to billions in tax debt outstanding. With this year’s tax season upon...Read more

4 Warning Signs of a Debt Problem

Feb 3, 2020
With New Year’s resolutions still fresh and season’s spending bills looming, many consumers may be considering their financial status this time of year. Blair Mantin, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Vice-President of Sands & Associates meets with...Read more

My Spouse is Filing for Bankruptcy – Now What?

Jan 10, 2020
As Licensed Insolvency Trustees (formerly known as Trustees in Bankruptcy) we often receive questions from the spouse or common-law partner of someone who is considering filing for bankruptcy. Along with wanting to be supportive of their partner’s financial...Read more

Mistakes Not to Make When Dealing with Debt

Nov 28, 2019
Deciding to take proactive measures to get out of debt is an important step in taking charge of your financial future. Unfortunately, some actions can have unforeseen consequences and ultimately cause setbacks in meeting your debt-free goals. November is...Read more

Knowing is Not Owing – 5 Debt Myths Dispelled

Oct 17, 2019
When it comes to debt, what you don’t know can hurt you financially. Vancouver-based Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Vice-President of Sands & Associates Blair Mantin helps people with debt solutions every day and is no stranger to giving advice and...Read more

4 Actions That Can Hurt A Credit Rating

Oct 1, 2019
Local Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Vice-President of Sands & Associates Blair Mantin meets with people every day who are looking for solutions to help them manage debt. Whether ultimately trying to pay off debt or boost their credit score, as a debt...Read more

Office Spotlight: Sands & Associates Penticton

Sep 16, 2019
Sands & Associates is pleased to announce we are adding to our local office network in the Thompson-Okanagan region with the opening of our newest office in Penticton. Since 1990 Sands & Associates has served a network of local offices across the...Read more

How Does a Licensed Insolvency Trustee Get Paid?

Sep 11, 2019
If you’ve been considering debt management solutions, you’ve likely discovered that there are several options available. You may also have learned that in Canada only one type of debt help professional is legally empowered and endorsed by the federal...Read more

How Bankruptcy Protects Your Assets

Sep 11, 2019
Many people facing a serious debt problem avoid considering bankruptcy as a solution because they believe filing bankruptcy will cause them to lose their personal assets or put their income at risk. Contrary to popular belief, the truth is that filing a...Read more

4 Ways to Pay Off Credit Card Debts

Aug 19, 2019
With every major bank and big retailer offering consumers a credit card, it’s no surprise that most Canadians have at least one credit card in their wallet. While credit cards can be convenient, not paying your balance in full each month can accumulate a...Read more

Office Spotlight: Sands & Associates Duncan

Jul 22, 2019
Sands & Associates is pleased to announce the opening of our newest Vancouver Island office in Duncan BC! Since its founding in 1990, Sands & Associates has grown to a network of local offices throughout the province and we are proud to help more...Read more

Office Spotlight: Sands & Associates Colwood

Jul 15, 2019
One of our four Vancouver Island locations, Sands & Associates’ Colwood office serves local residents of Colwood, Langford and surrounding areas. Our friendly team of debt management experts helps individuals and small businesses assess their debt...Read more

What Happens When You Can’t Pay Your Debt?

Jul 10, 2019
Money problems often sneak up on consumers, and few people are prepared to face unexpected financial hardships that leave them unable to repay their debt as planned. Many people don’t know where to turn for answers, or help - something Blair Mantin, a...Read more