Drake Diner: School Spirit on a Budget

With Drake Relays getting into full swing, Drake spirit is through the roof. And what better place to celebrate our Drakehood than in the Drake ‘hood? So my roommate and I dropped by Drake Diner for a bite before sitting down to watch the men’s and women’s 10K. Nothing like a burger and fries before watching other people run their tails off for 10,000 meters.

But Drake Diner [1111 25th Street] is the place to go for burgers and fries or pancakes and hash browns year round. Even when the Drake spirit isn’t at its annual peak, the diner has cheap, tasty, Iowan food.

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Cute, Easy Greeting Card: Mother’s Day on a Budget

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’m sure you are all starting to worry about what to buy your darling mums. So, I figured I’d make something easy. Every mother loves a nice homemade card, at the very least they feel obligated to pretend that they love it.

So remind your mother how much you care this Mother’s Day with a cute, but easy card [you will have to provide your own sappy message] and save yourself the extra $3 in the greeting card aisle.

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5 Easy Money-Saving Tips

Saving money is not as exhausting as it is made out to be. Sometimes it is the little change in lifestyle that can help the most. Here are 5 easy money-saving techniques that you can start today:

1. Collect change. Its easy, its smart, its practically free money. A few months worth of change can add up to big bucks. I like to keep one jar in the laundry room, to empty jingling pockets, but the kitchen and bedrooms are good places too.

2. Avoid impulse purchases Using the 30 Day Rule, consider a purchase for 30 days, if you still want it after that time then it is worth the cost. Or, if you are pressed for time, the 10 Second Rule often works just as well, look at it for 10 seconds and evaluate the price and its usefulness. Decide for yourself if it is worth the money.

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