Jake Coburn in Life

5 Holiday Gifts For The Clueless 20-Something Shopping For Kids

5 Holiday Gifts For The Clueless 20-Something Shopping For Kids

The holidays can be a pretty stressful time, especially for us non-parents with nieces and nephews. We’re not around kids all of the time, so how do we know what they like? What do we get them that will last longer than Christmas day before being tossed into the heaping pile of toys in the corner? What do we get them […]

Jake Coburn on Change Our World

Easy Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season, So Now You Have No Excuse

Easy Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season, So Now You Have No Excuse

Since I moved to New York, I’ve been able to meet a lot of cool people who are doing great things. Sure, I occasionally run into some celebrities and brag about the encounter to my friends later on. But run-ins with celebs aren’t the only cool encounters I’ve had. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dan […]

Jake Coburn on Like An Adult

5 Problems Middle Class Millennials Never Thought They’d Have To Deal With

5 Problems Middle Class Millennials Never Thought They’d Have To Deal With

Most people will read the title of this piece and think, “First world problems.” But understand that everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, income and every other factor, has their own things to deal with. Millennials who are “lucky” enough to fall into the middle class socioeconomic category are no different. One of the major issues we […]

Jake Coburn on Like An Adult

5 Precautions To Take So Losing Your Wallet Doesn’t Ruin Your Vacation

5 Precautions To Take So Losing Your Wallet Doesn’t Ruin Your Vacation

I recently made a week-long business trip to Las Vegas. An all expenses paid trip to Sin City with no limits, sounds like a dream come true, right? I planned for a few hours of work a day followed by nights spent walking the strip, throwing money around at casinos, seeing shows and drinking to […]
How I Finally Convinced My Apathetic GF To Vote In The Presidential Election

How I Finally Convinced My Apathetic GF To Vote In The Presidential Election

This presidential election season has been one of the most made-for-TV seasons in history. So it’s no wonder Millennials have taken such an interest this time around. On the one hand, we have an egotistical, bombastic, inexperienced pathological liar. On the other hand, we have a dishonest, out-of-touch, untrustworthy career politician. Biting at our ankles and […]

Jake Coburn on Like An Adult

How To Be Successful As The Only Millennial In A Gen-X Workplace

How To Be Successful As The Only Millennial In A Gen-X Workplace

One of the main obstacles for Millennials in the workplace is our inability to connect with the prior generation. I should know; I am literally the only Millennial in my office, and referred to as “Our Millennial” on conference calls. My days are endless discussions about childcare, medical inquiries, retirement investments and ’80s references. I don’t know how many times I’ve […]

Jake Coburn on Tie The Knot

Why Not Marrying My Long-Term SO Is The Best Decision We’ve Made

Why Not Marrying My Long-Term SO Is The Best Decision We’ve Made

For some reason, there is this social norm involving marriage. After you’ve been dating for an extended period of time (or a few weeks, if you’re some celebrities), gotten to know a person and maybe moved in with them, the next step is to marry your significant other. But why? I’ve known my girlfriend for seven years […]