Tune in to ‘Dollars and Sense’ weekly radio show heard Sundays at 5pm on 980 CKNW to get real-world tips, tools, and expert insights to help you navigate the often murky and stressful world of consumer debt.
Our Mission – Debt Smart with Heart
We want to take the confusion, shame, and stigma away from debt and give real support and solutions to people facing debt issues. Whether you’re in over your head already, or just aiming to avoid the common pitfalls that often lead to consumer debt issues, Dollars and Sense is for you! Each week Licensed Insolvency Trustee Blair Mantin and co-host Elaine Scollan discuss a variety of engaging consumer-focused topics ranging from debt management to financial literacy, with many stops in between.
Dollars and Sense aims to create open, honest, and relatable conversations around money, finances, and debt, with practical tips, experience and advice from experts that fits into everyday life for listeners.
Why Dollars and Sense? Because Knowing Is Not Owing!
If you were faced with a debt problem or a financial crisis, would you know all your legal rights, remedies, and options? For many people, the answer is a resounding ‘no’! Even if you personally are in good financial health, there may be people in your life that will face debt challenges and seek guidance or support from you. Dollars and Sense aims to help empower consumers to make informed decisions and take the taboo away from money challenges. Being in debt is a problem like any other – and it has solutions!
About Blair Mantin and Sands & Associates
Blair Mantin is a BC Licensed Insolvency Trustee and President of Sands & Associates, the province’s largest firm of Licensed Insolvency Trustees focused exclusively on debt help services for consumers and small business owners, and every day he connects with individuals looking for support in better managing their debt or help in becoming debt-free.
With a passion for financial literacy, Blair appears frequently in local and national media and is a sought-after speaker on topics focused on consumer debt. Blair is co-author of the book “When Life Bites you in the Wallet – Taking Control of your Finances”, a Certified Management Consultant, member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business, York University.
The professionals at Sands & Associates are here to help guide BC residents dealing with debt issues, with support and debt solutions based on their individual situations and needs. We believe that a money problem can happen to anyone, and that our non-judgmental, empathetic approach to debt help makes us different from other debt management providers, and most importantly – provides people the best experience and support possible. As Licensed Insolvency Trustees, we are the people who can provide safe, qualified advice and specialized debt options such as Consumer Proposals and bankruptcy.
Sands & Associates are multi-year Consumer Choice Award winners, serving BC consumers from local offices and online support across the province. Since 1990, our team of caring experts has helped people eliminate the daily burden of debt and move forward with life. Take charge of your future, you owe it to yourself to get debt help – contact Sands & Associates today to book your free, confidential debt consultation!