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Student Loans and Consumer Debt — Trends, Insights and Strategies for Financial Success

Presenter: Blair Mantin, Sands & Associates


Blair Mantin is Vice-President of Sands & Associates, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and a Certified Management Consultant (2007 Canadian Gold Medalist).  Blair's practice focuses on helping individuals understand the options available to them to restructure their finances. 

Session Description

Drawing on recent proprietary and public-domain research, the presentation will focus on answering the following key questions:

  • What is the current state of student debt?  How has student debt increased over time?
  • How are students currently funding their education
  • What are students’ expectation for financial success upon graduation and how aligned/non-aligned is this with the financial reality they are likely to face
  • What options exist for students to improve their financial situation?  How do these options change post-graduation?

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