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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

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

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

4 Financial Professionals Everyone Should Know

May 28, 2019
Blair Mantin, Senior Vice-President of Sands & Associates and Vancouver Licensed Insolvency Trustee meets with people every day who are looking for debt help and financial expertise. He knows better than most that there are times and situations in life...Read more

Bankruptcy Basics Explained

May 14, 2019
The 12-month period ending December 31 2018 saw over 10,000 BC consumers turn to insolvency legislation for debt relief. Over 4,000 of those people filed personal bankruptcy, and debt industry experts are predicting that annual filings will rise over the next...Read more

5 Ways to Make Your Debt Problem Worse

Apr 29, 2019
It can take a long time to realize that your slowly-accumulating debts have become a problem too big to handle alone. Many people struggle for months and even years to get out of debt before seeking the help of a professional. Sadly, sometimes people learn...Read more

4 Tips for a Stress-Free Tax Time

Mar 13, 2019
Tax season can be the best of times (if you’re getting a refund), or the worst of times (if you procrastinate filing or know you owe money). Like it or not, tax time is here! Vice-President at Sands & Associates and Vancouver Licensed Insolvency...Read more

4 Debt Help Resources Everyone Should Know About

Jan 29, 2019
As Licensed Insolvency Trustees, we have the legal authority and expertise to help you get out of debt. For many people that come to see us, some of the best value we provide is to give coaching and education about what resources exist for consumers faced...Read more