If you like to skate – mark your calendar for our first ever C1st Skatefest event on September 28, 2013 at Ottumwa Skate Park! This will be a fun skate competition for all ages and all proceeds will benefit the Ottumwa Parks to make them even better. There will be lots of food, musi[...]READ MORE
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August is just a week away, and college students will be renting U-Hauls and moving into their new apartments! Whether you’re going to re-sign or move somewhere else, a new lease marks a new beginning. And new beginnings should start out right…. right? This might just mean signing up for[...]READ MORE
I know it is half way through the summer already, but there is still plenty of time to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy being young! Memories are made in the summer, so make a list of the things you still want to accomplish and do it! I came up with a list of 10 summertime must-dos. Some of[...]READ MORE
You graduated, you got your first job and now you have a real source of income. Suddenly you feel like you can buy everything you have ever wanted. But wait! Are you living within your means? Living beyond your means is when you spend too much money for what you make. You probably feel rich[...]READ MORE
Now you are probably thinking… I am only in my twenties. I don’t need to worry about retirement for another 30 years. False! You should start saving now! Most of you probably just got your first “real” job and you are ready to buy a new car, flat screen TV or smartphone. But what you[...]READ MORE
Fourth of July is a great holiday to spend time with your friends and family while staying home, going camping or boating on the lake. If you are looking to be frugal this year with the celebration of our independence, check out these money saving tips so your wallet doesn’t fizzle out[...]READ MORE
Congratulations Class of 2013! Growing up, Generation Y has become fascinated with technology, interacting online and staying current with the latest trends. We have high expectations, we seek new challenges and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Unfortunately, as young ad[...]READ MORE
ve you ever found yourself in need of some fast cash? Of course you have! For most students, a few extra dollars a month can go a long way. If you’re in a jam this summer, try some of these quick and simple ways to make money fast. Have a garage sale We all have some unused items stored away c[...]READ MORE
As young professionals, many of us run into the problem of having little or no credit. Without a credit history, it is likely you will face many obstacles such as getting a job, an apartment or even a credit card. Don't worry, you are not alone! Below are some ways to[...]READ MORE
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