The two founders of this blog graduated with over $200,000 in student loan debt, making them feel rather challenged in the pursuit of the finer things in life. Having to pay over $1,300 per month to bring these loan balances down forced them to become: frugal, pursue passive income and seek new ways to make a few bucks here and there. All of this helped them break free from their debt.

Stapler Confessions is a District Media personal finance blog.This blog is now part of the District Media, LLC portfolio. Originally founded in the District of Columbia in 2007, District Media, LLC 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.

About the Author

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.


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