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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: How To Make 3 Meals Out Of 1 Rotisserie Chicken
$5 Meals: How To Make 3 Meals Out Of 1 Rotisserie Chicken

$5 Meals: How To Make 3 Meals Out Of 1 Rotisserie Chicken

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Finding time to make delicious, healthy, homemade meals is hard to do, despite our best intentions. Between work, school, running errands, paying bills, and trying to have a life, dinner has a way of falling by the wayside. Either we end up starving or we go out to eat – one is bad for the…
Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap
Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap

Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap

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Living with roommates is a fact of life for most of us. That means the occasional headaches, like divvying up utilities, calculating rent portions, and incessant communication are also a part of our daily lives, for better or for worse. Expense splitting apps are making that less of a headache, thank the stars. From easily…
How To Handle All Your Address Changes Correctly
How To Handle All Your Address Changes Correctly

How To Handle All Your Address Changes Correctly

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If you’re moving into your first apartment, you might not have had an opportunity to forward your mail, let alone know how to handle all your other necessary address change correctly. With so many of our daily interactions happening in the digital space, it’s easy to overlook this step. But important things do come in…
$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

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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

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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…