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How Much Debt is Too Much?

Nov 2, 2023
When most people seem to be carrying debt, just how do you know when you’ve got a problem? BC debt expert and Sands & Associates Licensed Insolvency Trustee Blair Mantin recently joined Global News to share some common warning signs about personal debt...Read more

Risky Consumer Debts – and What to Watch For

Jun 21, 2023
While using credit is nearly unavoidable for most modern consumers, some types of debt run the risk of turning into a major problem. Are you carrying a debt that could be deemed risky? BC Licensed Insolvency Trustee Blair Mantin joined CTV News Vancouver to...Read more

Expert Debt Advice for a Debt-Free Plan

Feb 22, 2023
Money worries are often a daily stress for people struggling to pay off debt and can have serious impacts on day-to-day life. Blair Mantin, President of Sands & Associates, BC’s largest firm of Licensed Insolvency Trustees dedicated to consumer debt...Read more

Expert Tips to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster

Oct 5, 2021
Although they’re a convenient payment tool and extremely common form of credit, many people end up struggling with credit card balances – sometimes for years and even decades. Whether you’ve recently made it a personal goal to pay off your credit cards...Read more

New Study Highlights BC’s Consumer Debt Problems

Jan 14, 2021
Just how big of a role has the COVID-19 pandemic played when it comes to consumer debt problems across the province? What else has British Columbians seeking help to restructure their debts? The 2020 BC Consumer Debt Study released earlier this week by Sands...Read more

Tips to Help Manage Your Debt Stress

Nov 4, 2020
November is Canada’s Financial Literacy Month, with this year’s 10th anniversary theme aimed at helping Canadians learn how to manage their finances in challenging times. As BC’s largest firm of Licensed Insolvency Trustees focused on providing debt...Read more

3 Things You Should Know About Debt Consolidation

Oct 6, 2020
Debt consolidation is often one of the first options people consider when facing debt management decisions, especially for dealing with credit card debt. Many consumers aim for a consolidation to simplify monthly payments, and hopefully even lower the monthly...Read more

What To Do If You Think You Have a Debt Problem

Jul 7, 2020
As BC’s largest firm of Licensed Insolvency Trustees focused exclusively on debt solutions for individuals, Sands & Associates has helped tens of thousands of consumers get a financial fresh start over the past 30 years. Although there are sometimes...Read more

Tips for Dealing with Credit Card Debt

Jun 16, 2020
Although one of the most common types of debts consumers can have – credit cards also tend to be the most problematic, that’s according to a BC Consumer Debt Study released earlier this year by Licensed Insolvency Trustees Sands & Associates. Credit...Read more