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J Simpson

J. Simpson is a prolific freelance writer, blogger, and musician, based out of Portland, Or. He is fascinated with every aspect of modern living, and how to make the best of it, frequently writing about business, technology, and spirituality, as well as every aspect of culture - music, art, literature, cinema, TV, and comics. For more from J., follow him on Twitter at @for3stpunk.
$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage
$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage

$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage

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Pinto beans, rice, and Andouille sausage is one of the most delicious, healthy $5 meals  you can make! Dried pinto beans are a staple of the bare cupboard. How many times have you gone into the kitchen, pilfered through the cabinets and thought, “There’s nothing to eat!”, despite seeing copious mason jars, ZipLoc Bags, and…
5 Ways To Preserve Your Peace Of Mind While Working From Home
5 Ways To Preserve Your Peace Of Mind While Working From Home

5 Ways To Preserve Your Peace Of Mind While Working From Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Working from home is increasingly a reality for many of us millennials.  According to Gallup Poll’s State Of The American Workplace 2017, 43% of Americans are working remotely, and that is not even taking into account the “gig economy” and side hustles scored off sites like Craigslist or ProBlogger’s Job Board. Working from home can…
5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer
5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer

5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer

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Summer is finally here! We can open our windows, enjoy the breeze, catch some sun, and desperately try to relax before it’s all over. It’s a welcome relief, but it’s not all good news. Warm weather also means more insects. We’ve compiled a list of 5 ways to keep your apartment bug free this summer,…
50 Free Or Cheap Things To Do This Summer!
50 Free Or Cheap Things To Do This Summer!

50 Free Or Cheap Things To Do This Summer!

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It’s hard not to remember childhood summers as the most magical, wonderful times of the year – full of fun, freedom, adventure, possibly romance. But, as we get older, and move into our first apartments, summer stops feeling quite as thrilling. We no longer look forward to summer – after all, who has the money…
10 Kitchen Appliances For Your First Apartment
10 Kitchen Appliances For Your First Apartment

10 Kitchen Appliances For Your First Apartment

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Knowing which appliances you’ll need for your first apartment can be tricky. If you’ve been living at home, chances are you’ve probably grown up having most of the kitchen appliances you need – and many you don’t – your whole life. If it’s your first time living on your own, you likely haven’t even thought…
6 Ways To Break Your Lease
6 Ways To Break Your Lease

6 Ways To Break Your Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re living in uncertain times. Sure, things have always been unpredictable and up in the air; life can deliver us lemons at any time, even in more prosperous times. In an age of unstable local economies, skyrocketing rental markets, lack of resources, unfriendly social climates – anything could happen, at any time, making it hard…
New Research On The Best Way To Pay Off Credit Card Debt
New Research On The Best Way To Pay Off Credit Card Debt

New Research On The Best Way To Pay Off Credit Card Debt

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Paying off credit card debt is hard at the best of times, let alone while paying rent in an unsteady economy. Researchers from the Harvard Business Review have been conducting studies to find the quickest, most effective way to pay off credit card debt and the answers may surprise you. Here’s what they have found…
7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos
7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos

7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos

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This post was originally published on our sister site, MyFirstCondo.com. Home sales are still below the peak reached before the housing bubble burst in 2008, and many Millennials are still reluctant to buy their first home, choosing instead to rent or live with family and save for the future. This challenging real estate market has…
5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales
5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales

5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales

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Do you remember waking up early on Saturday mornings, to go loot through other people’s knick-knacks with your Aunt Suze or your Granny K? If so, you might remember garage sales and yard sales as unsorted, slightly-dirty collections of used tube socks; squirrel candles with their heads burned off; cross-stitch samplers from deceased elderly relatives;…
How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates
How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates

How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates

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Getting a call back from a Craigslist ad can seem like a major victory, especially when potential roomies are swarming like ants on a pool of honey. Getting a call back, however, is just the first hurdle to overcome. You’ve got to make a good impression on your potential new roommates. Much like trying to…