Dollars and Sense

Financial experts share planning tips and techniques, featuring host Elaine Scollan and commentator Blair Mantin of Sands & Associates.

Tune in to ‘Dollars and Sense’ weekly radio show heard Sundays at 10am on CFAX AM 1070 to get real-world tips, tools and techniques to help you navigate the often murky world of consumer debt.

Our Mission

We want to take the shame and stigma away from being in debt and give real 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 co-hosts Elaine Scollan and Licensed Insolvency Trustee Blair Mantin discuss a variety of engaging monetary topics ranging from debt management to financial literacy, with many stops in between.

Dollars and Sense aims to create relatable conversations around money, finances and debt, with practical tips and advice from expert guests that fit into everyday life for listeners.

Why Dollars and Sense? Because Knowing Is Not Owing!

If you were faced with financial crisis, would you know all of your legal rights, remedies and options?  For many people, the answer is a resounding ‘no’.  Even if you personally are in financial good health, there may be people in your life that will face debt challenges and seek guidance from you.  We want to help empower consumers to make informed decisions and take the taboo away from money matters.  Being in debt is a problem like any other – and it has solutions.

About Blair Mantin and Sands & Associates

Blair Mantin is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee with Sands & Associates and meets with individuals every day to help them become 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 professional staff at Sands & Associates are here to help guide BC residents through debt solutions based on their individual situation and needs.  We believe that financial and debt problems can happen to anyone and we trust that our non-judgmental, empathetic approach to debt relief separates us from other debt management providers.  As Licensed Insolvency Trustees, we are the people who can provide specialized debt options such as Consumer Proposals and personal bankruptcy.  Sands & Associates are multi-year Consumer Choice Award winners, with 15 office locations across the province.

Since 1990, our team at Sands & Associates has assisted individuals in eliminating the daily burden of debt.  Take charge of your future, you have nothing to lose but your debt – contact us for a free, confidential consultation today!