About the Writers:

Drew Blankenship is a former Porsche technician and lifelong automotive enthusiast. Recently, he began writing for several websites and is enjoying the career change. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and their dog Enzo.


Joe Wallace specializes in personal finance, military affairs, and consumer protection topics. Since 1995, his work has appeared on Air Force Television News, The Pentagon Channel, ABC, and a variety of print and online publications. He is a 13-year Air Force veteran and collects unusual vinyl records, which gives him an excuse to write the vinyl blog Turntabling.net.

Luke Williams has been writing ever since he could pick up a pencil. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications. Now, throughout his professional career, he’s written about topics ranging from finance & beauty to automobiles and software and continues to hone his craft daily.

James Carl Hendrickson

James Hendrickson is an internet entrepreneur, blogging junky, hunter and personal finance geek.  When he’s not lurking in coffee shops in Portland, Oregon, you’ll find him in the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors.   James has a masters degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelors degree on Sociology from Earlham College.  He loves individual stocks, crypto, bonds and precious metals.

Terence Abut is the tech supervisor for District Media Inc. He’s been doing server and WordPress related maintenance since 2015. When he’s not maintaining servers or crunching numbers, Terence enjoys going fishing. He likes to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life by spending time near water, waiting patiently for a fish to bite.

Tamila McDonald has worked as a Financial Advisor for the military for past 13 years. She has taught Personal Financial classes on every subject from credit, to life insurance, as well as all other aspects of financial management. Mrs. McDonald is an AFCPE Accredited Financial Counselor and has helped her clients to meet their short-term and long-term financial goals.


This blog is Stapler Confessions is a District Media personal finance blog.part of the District Media, Inc portfolio. Originally founded in the District of Columbia in 2007, District Media, Inc is an independent media company. Our objective is to deliver high-quality personal finance news and advice that informs, empowers, educates and entertains the public. We provide this information free of charge through our portfolio of personal finance websites, with all operating expenses paid through advertising.


Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the articles are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  • Meet Amanda! She is an editor and writer extraordinaire with a passion for sharing information that helps people and communities to better themselves in some way.  As you may be able to tell by her work on Plunged in Debt, she loves keeping up with celebrities and, more importantly, what they are doing with their wealth. She has written for a number of other online publications and you can also catch her on our sibling sites: Saving Advice, Budget and the Bees, and Our Debt Free Family. In addition to writing online, she also freelances for local newspapers in her hometown of Charlotte, NC.

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