The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (I Want a Candwich Edition)

Being the first to think of something that will change the world is not an easy task.  First, you have to come up with the idea, then spend countless months and years developing it, not to mention millions of dollars.  Only then, can you market your idea, show it’s usefulness and hopefully retire with a job well done.

Not all new ideas follow this path however and one that I’ve recently read up on is the candwich.  If you’re confused as to what a candwich is, you shouldn’t be.  It’s a sandwich, most notably peanut butter and jelly or barbecue chicken that is kept inside of a sealed aluminum can.  This ensures the freshness and longevity of the sandwich and if you don’t open the can, the sandwich can last for months and months and months.

Sadly, even the candwich cannot avoid scandal as their leading financier, Travis L Wright, who raised $145 million for the development and production of the candwich (amazing right?) was accused by the SEC of using the funding on almost anything other than where it was supposed to go.  A minor setback for all those hoping to see the candwich at a store near you, production is pressing on and hopefully, you and I will enjoy a barbecue chicken candwich before the end of the year.  My tone may sound sarcastic but I’m actually very excited!

Now, let’s take a look at the best money articles from this past week.

Increase Your Productivity With These Three Powerful Tools @ Bible Money Matters: Having a universal inbox is one of the better ideas I’ve heard of in a while.  I can’t tell you how much time I waste on not only email but so many other things as well relating to this idea.

Will You Ever Be Able to Afford Your Own Home @ Totally Money: Man, I sure hope so.  I have a mountain of student debt to overcome but I can work hard over the next 3 years, living in an apartment will be a nice memory.

5 Things to Always Keep in Your Car @ Budgets Are Sexy: Now the first tip is a stack of dollar bills and it’s probably not for the reason you think from a site with the word “Sexy” in it’s name.  Tolls can be a brutal time waster if you don’t have any money to pay them.

How Your Savings Account is Ripping You Off @ US News: You might not think about it but your savings account could be hampering you from seeing a bigger return elsewhere.

Your Age -10% = % of Your Portfolio That Should Be in Bonds @ The Consumerist: Bonds are not a common investment for many Americans but if you do your homework, bonds can be a great investment.

How Much Do You Really Pay For Free Wi-Fi? @ One Money Design: The infamous saying “nothing in life is free” is actually a lot more accurate than you might think.  Just because there’s no up-front fee doesn’t mean you won’t find a back-end fee.

How Volunteering Can Help Your Business @ Funny About Money: Great article on how helping others can lead to a little help for you.  Volunteering can also do a lot more for your self esteem and most importantly for those less fortunate.

Education and Wealth: You Don’t Need a College Degree, But You Need an Education @ Cash Money Life: I’ll be the first to tell you that my education far exceeds the benefit of my college degree.  Tough to put a price on it but I know that the cost of my degree is keeping me in the red for a long, long time.

And this past week we participated in the Festival of Frugality, Stock Carnival Ecstasy and the Road To Financial Independence.

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