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

Global News: Four Mistakes to Avoid When in Debt

May 29, 2018
Being in debt can be stressful at the best of times. Once you realize your debts are beyond your comfort level, you may be tempted to take certain actions to deal with the problem. Some of these actions may actually be counterproductive to the objective of...Read more

Global News: Tips for Tax Time

Apr 3, 2018
April 30th is the deadline for most Canadians to file a personal tax return.  Tax time can seem intimidating, especially if you owe money.  Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Senior Vice-President of Sands & Associates Blair Mantin shared some key tips...Read more

Global News: Relationships and Debt

Feb 13, 2018
With 1 in 3 couples claiming that debt is a major source of stress, Vancouver debt expert, Licensed Insolvency Trustee Blair Mantin of Sands & Associates joined Global News BC to share some professional Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to managing debt...Read more