Top Ten Tips to Make the Most of your College Experience

You’ve graduated high school and have moved on to the big world of college. The following are tips on how to make your freshman year productive and less expensive so your college experience is both memorable and doesn’t leave you in a massive pool of debt. Remember you are paying for this experience and act…

Top Seven Memoirs Written by Women

Memoirs give readers an insight to the writer’s life that usually remains hidden or told amongst the writer’s close friends and family. The following are the best memoirs written by women in recent years. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey– Tina Fey is well known from her work at Saturday Night live and 30 Rock and…

Top seven used clothing shops in Des Moines

Whether you’re shopping for used clothes because you want to save money or are in it for the hunt of finding a treasure, Des Moines has seven great locally owned stores to choose from to help you find quality clothing at a fraction of the price you’d pay at a regular store. Worn– Worn has…

Eight storytellers you should check out

1.Edgar Oliver – Edgar Oliver speaks in such a way he would make reading the ingredient list on a muffin box interesting. If I had to describe his voice in one word I suppose it would be Transylvanian.  He has a slow delivery and pauses at odd times, but his voice adds so much he…

Top Ten Free Things to do in the Des Moines Area

There are quite a few free things to do in Des Moines.  You will in most cases you will have to spend a small amount in gas to get there though, but none the less its cheap entertainment.  Here are a few suggestions. 1.Take a walk around Grays Lake – Grays Lake is a popular…

Top Ten Signs You’re a Cheapskate

 Being cheap isn’t a bad thing per se, but sometimes people can go to extremes in the name of saving a few dollars. The following are signs you’ve reached cheapskate status. You not only shop at Goodwill, but you only buy things with the half price colored tags and finish it off by using a…

Quirky Des Moines #5 – A Fortune built on Foundation

  Carl Weeks was born the sixth in a family of eight children. His family lived in western Kansas during Carl’s early years, then moved to Des Moines in 1888 when he was 12.  Carl got a job helping in a drug store, and studied at the now defunct Highland Park College on the north…