Jessica Oaks

Bio

Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Jessica Oaks was bit by the writing bug at an early age and loved telling stories. After graduating from California State University Long Beach’s journalism program, she began her professional writing career at a couple of local publications. Currently, Jessica is a freelance writer who loves to cover technology, finance, fashion, travel and more. She especially loves covering how technology can make life easier for people. Jessica is also the associate editor at www.freshlytechy.com, a fresh blog that puts a sassy twist on technology. Follow Jessica on Twitter @TechyJessy.

Adulting Is Rough, But These 4 Tips Make It Easier (And Cheaper)

By Jessica Oaks
So, you've come to the dark side: the real world. Long gone are the days when dad would tie your shoes, kiss you on the forehead and send you off to school with a pre-packed lunch made with love by mom. OK, so you're a little farther along adulthood…

5 Easy AF Side Jobs To Make Some Extra Cash This Holiday Season

By Jessica Oaks
These days, accessing unique work opportunities is easier than ever, mainly due to a rise in entrepreneurial culture. You'll hear someone talk about their “main job” and “side job” more than ever before. So, why not join the fun? Here are five…

5 Ways To Dress In Style For Fall When It Still Feels Like Summer Outside

By Jessica Oaks
It's pumpkin spice season yet again, but that doesn't mean the temperature has gone down. Many parts of the US are going to experience unprecedented high temperatures way into this fall season, so while fashion magazines are raving about sweaters,…

5 Things You Need To Know If You Want To Land Your First Apartment In NYC

By Jessica Oaks
So, you decided to move to New York City. Big things ahead, right? Well, for those who are not used to big city living (especially big city living in one of the city-est of cities in the world), there are few things you must know before the big move…

Why Silent Discos Are The Most Millennial Thing Ever

By Jessica Oaks
Not to be basic, but Coachella is right around the corner. This means it’s time to kick off music festival season. It’s time to get weird. What better way to get weird than a silent disco? If you’re too embarrassed to admit you don’t know what a…

5 Updates On Your Favorite Brunch Cocktails To Shake Up Your Weekend

By Jessica Oaks
What's the best thing about brunch? The booze. If you're looking to change up the routine of waiting in line for 45 minutes to get a few eggs and some hair of the dog, why not host a boozy brunch yourself? Take a look at all the boozy beverages you…

English Vs. American IPA: What Every Craft Beer Drinker Should Know

By Jessica Oaks
Listen up, beer drinkers. If you want to be a proud beer snob who knows your sh*t when it comes to the brews of the world, start by understanding the difference between English India Pale Ale and American India Pale Ale. Some of you IPA hounds may…

4 Ways To Refine Your Post-College Holiday Party Etiquette

By Jessica Oaks
Hey there, recent college grad. If you’re enduring slight post-college depression, you’re not alone, and these upcoming holidays may make you miss the days of throwing back shots of Rumple Minze and chasing straight from the Hershey’s Chocolate…

Why I Love Playing 'The Game' When It Comes To Relationships

By Jessica Oaks
"You’re the one." "Will you be my Tindarella?" "Wanna bang?" These are just a few of the romantic one-liners that open up a conversation via digital platform, hopefully to result in a meet-up. We’re a generation that grew up having to court people…

What Makes San Diego The Perfect Paradise Escape All Year Round

By Jessica Oaks
Aside from the perfect 72-degree weather all year round, there are many reasons to visit America’s finest city, San Diego. Here are just a few to get you excited enough to plan a vacation: Wildlife Animals Are Your Neighbors This is quite possibly…

Work is Just a Game We Call Life

By Jessica Oaks
Our generation is changing the world. We’ve grown up with technology and mastered it better than anyone else. We use it to our advantage in everything we do. Because of this, we take a slightly entitled mentality with us everywhere we go. But, we…

4 Ways To Throw An Epic Halloween Party Post-College Days

By Jessica Oaks
When you're a kid, Halloween is all about that door-to-door, be cute, get candy business. For us 80s and 90s babies, we really got into it with a defining era of Halloween movie classics like "Hocus Pocus," "Casper," "Beetlejuice" and "The Addams…

How This Generation Has Made Gaming Into A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

By Jessica Oaks
The entire global games business will be worth more than $100 billion by 2017, according to Digi-Capital and, chances are, it's thanks to us Gen Y-ers. We're the ones who came of age in the digital epoch, never having lived without computers. PC…

How Technology Is Changing The Banking Industry For Gen-Y

By Jessica Oaks
When was the last time you went to the bank, walked through the main doors and actually spoke to a teller? Weeks ago, maybe? Or months, if you're like most people whose birthdays place them in the mighty Generation-Y. Technology has changed banking…

Your Ultimate Black Friday Survival Guide

By Jessica Oaks
“I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious.” -Vince Lombardi  Some weary…