Minimal laundry day – I love thee.

It's that time of the week. The big laundry day. 🧺 Or should I say the minimal laundry day now that the minimal 5 family is actively trying to reduce, reuse and recycle. Somehow though, I am kind of getting the feeling that the efforts is not really kicking in though. Having come out of … Continue reading Minimal laundry day – I love thee.

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9 essentials for the camping trip

Planning a little getaway for the weekend even including the kids and the spouse, but feeling repelled by the cost outlook, the carbon footprint associated, and the inflation of material expectations of your kids. ~This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, if you click through an affiliate link and make … Continue reading 9 essentials for the camping trip

How I ended up with my first real estate investment

Following the various debate and posts on financial independence - early retirement here in Denmark, there is a lot of focus on real estate investments. I am a strong believer in real estate in any dividend portfolio, and I have been thinking/dreaming/planning my own journey into real estate for years. I have always known/wished that … Continue reading How I ended up with my first real estate investment

How I made 1$ blogging

Passive income - the holy grail of F.IR.E. Lean back, kick your feet up, and enjoy that steady stream of income hitting your PayPal account while zipping Pina Coladas at the pool bar. Sounds intriguing right. Well, news flash - get ready to work hard for that steady stream of income. Admitted, I could have … Continue reading How I made 1$ blogging

How to invest in German windfarms

Solar power, wind farms, I love thee. If you are a regular follower of this blog , you will know that I am a current investor in two photovoltaic solar power projects. Sensible investments in renewable energy So naturally I am also very interested in investing in wind power. How? Why? What? You ask! Ask … Continue reading How to invest in German windfarms

Vacation planning 2019

I have been wanting to do this post for some time now, but as we haven't got around to actually do the planning before now it hasn't been quite possible. ~This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, if you click through an affiliate link and make a purchase, I may … Continue reading Vacation planning 2019

How I manage to blog with 3 kids and a full-time job

I know what you are thinking - this guy is a hoax, right. How can any one with a full time job, a wife and 3 kids, an apartment and a vacation home, find time to also run a blog? Finding time in a packed calendar can be a difficult task, and building out a … Continue reading How I manage to blog with 3 kids and a full-time job

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark 🇩🇰

2019 and it is election year in Denmark. Having endured a liberal/nationalist right government for the last 4 years, I think now is the time a lot of people have been waiting for. The potential winds of change have finally arrived, now it just needs to happen. I have been debating with myself if I … Continue reading Something is rotten in the state of Denmark 🇩🇰

Veggie day at Minimal5

Walk the walk, talk the talk. Shine the divine light upon the Minimal5 family, and let us all rejoice in a veggie feast on this very special veggie Tuesday. ~This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, if you click through an affiliate link and make a purchase, I may make … Continue reading Veggie day at Minimal5

How to counter lifestyle inflation

Lifestyle inflation, I think we have all experienced that concept in one shape or form. It is rather hard not to when you go through the various cycles of life. ~This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, if you click through an affiliate link and make a purchase, I may … Continue reading How to counter lifestyle inflation

Failing on minimalism

Minimalism....the holy grail of our 21st century, that lures you with all its promises. 💵Cut down your cost 🥡Cut down your waste 🧼Clean up and declutter you home 🛍Free your self from earthly belongings 🦶Reduce your carbon foot-print and help save the planet I am all for minimalism as you know. I think it is … Continue reading Failing on minimalism

How I managed my first month as a blogger

Middle aged you are thinking - and so was I. There has to be more to life then the regular 9-17 corporate rhythm. Preparing dinner, browsing the web/Netflix/flow-tv/insert your own habit, before turning in for the night. So one day in early April I found my self setting up my first blog on WordPress.com. Not … Continue reading How I managed my first month as a blogger

Confessions of a shopaholic

Hi my name is xxx...and I am a shopaholic. I'll tell you, trying to combine a minimalistic approach to life with being a husband and father of three is not easy. Today I had to buy something, as tomorrow is our anniversary (12.5 year - big thing in Denmark) and half way to the silver … Continue reading Confessions of a shopaholic

My best reads on capital, investment, risk and uncertainty

It is only natural, as an economist, that I have a reasonable interest in capital. In understanding capital; how it is accumulated, shared, gained, won, put to active use, running idle, inherited, and eventually lost (by either you or your heirs). ~This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, if you … Continue reading My best reads on capital, investment, risk and uncertainty

My top 9 products to help keep costs down.

Let's face it, keeping daily costs down is not an easy task, and living in a city you are surrounded by possibilities and opportunities. Possibilities that will help your money crawl out of your pocket. ~This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, if you click through an affiliate link and … Continue reading My top 9 products to help keep costs down.

Sensible investments in renewable energy

For those of you, that have read my earlier blog posts will know, that part of my current portfolio is 1.2m DKK (200k $) of investments in renewables energy. Portfolio background available here https://minimal5.com/2019/04/07/the-financial-status-part-2/ That investment is actually 2 different investments in 2 different renewables projects. The first one is 450k (75k $)in a K/S … Continue reading Sensible investments in renewable energy

What happened to those Micro Adventures

Remember some years back, when Micro Adventures we're suddenly a thing. I love the concept. It's great. But somehow it seems it was kinda forgotten again. I think the concept deserves to get a renaissance in these times of austerity and sustainable living. If you have followed my blog, by now you will know of … Continue reading What happened to those Micro Adventures

Homesteading on the 4th floor

When I grew up on the country side in rural 🇩🇰 Denmark 🇩🇰 both of my grandparents had rather large vegetable gardens. My father and mother also had a rather big one for many years. I love the concept of vegetable gardens. I love the whole concept of producing you own organic crops, eating vegetables … Continue reading Homesteading on the 4th floor

The broken tv, non-affiliate marketing and Marie Kondo

So the plan is clear right - earn money, save money, invest money. Inch by inch crawl closer and closer to that day when you think you have enough money in the bank to quit the day time job. Watch your investments go higher and higher, while at the same time keep your focus on … Continue reading The broken tv, non-affiliate marketing and Marie Kondo