This is the fifth edition of my Five Friday Favorites. Click here to see previous editions!
- Favorite personal finance article/post. Bridget form Money After Graduation wrote a great post this week about how debt is a problem. I especially appreciated her calculations showing how long it would take to pay off debt given a certain salary and percentage of that salary going towards debt. Sometimes debt numbers can seem so big that they almost aren’t comprehensible, but seeing that it will take 7.61 years to pay off a debt is much more concrete.
- Favorite non-personal finance article/post. I’ve been reading Elise’s blog, Enjoy It, for quite some time now and I am always entertained by what Elise has to say. Just this week, I finally started listening to her podcast, Elise Gets Crafty, and I think that I am in love. I listened to this one about creating a Pinterest strategy and it has given me tons of inspiration for how to incorporate Pinterest into my blog. (Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest to see how my new strategy works!)
- Favorite thing I did this week. We spent a super creepy morning this week exploring the Catacombs in Paris, where you can see the bones of the nearly 6 million Parisians buried there. It was a really unique experience and one I would highly recommend if you’re in Paris. Word of advice: get there early! The line to get in is looong.
- Favorite recipe. This beautiful monochromatic fruit salad seems like a great addition to a dinner party or brunch gathering. I love that it both looks beautiful and surely is quite tasty. I’m also in love with tone on tone patterns, so the subtle color variations in these salads really appeal to me.
- Favorite quote. I love this metaphor for life from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It reminds me to enjoy life, not only working towards goals but having fun (and yes, spending money!) along the way.
What are some of your favorite things from this week?