More website problems fixed

I just did some more fixes to Frugal Guidance 2's database and links (Sept. 22, 2017 AM). All the internal links (from one article to another) and external links should be working now. However, the structure of the URLs, which [...]

Alternatives and Additions to the Bullet Journal (Part the First)

When BuJo Isn’t Enough (or too Much) The Messy Bullet Journal, Part 7a If you slogged through the previous post with my 17 Basics of Personal Productivity list, you now have some way to explain your own needs and evaluate [...]

Frugal Guidance 2 is Up Again.

My apologies to those who may have tried to read the blog for the past 36 hours or so. There was a problem with the site and it took a couple of calls and emails with customer support to track [...]

Brandt’s 17 Productivity Basics

Or Why it’s Impossible to Find the Perfect Productivity System The Messy Bullet Journal, Part 6 Plans go awry. I originally planned this post to list alternatives to Bullet Journaling for managing your life. However, as I looked at different [...]

Bullet Journal: From Paper to Digital

Should the Messy Paper Bullet Journal Go Digital? Part 5 of The Messy Bullet Journal Series Can the Bullet Journal be taken to Digital? Yes and No. Some people like to do everything digitally. But remember, the Bullet Journal is [...]

Your Bullet Journal, Your Way, Your Style

Individualizing Your Bullet Journal The Messy Bullet Journal, Part 4 There are advantages to using a blank notebook as an organizer, as in the Bullet Journal system. The beauty of the Bullet Journal is that you can personalize your notebook [...]

Yes, Our President IS a Racist

In an impromptu press conference yesterday, Donald Trump made a number of amazing statements about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. Most amazing was his statement that there were “good people on both sides.” I disagree. No, there is [...]

Be a Bullet Journal Action Hero: Tasks, Reviews & Rituals

The Messy Bullet Journal – Part 3 In our previous post, we reviewed the parts of the Bullet Journal – The Perfect System for Imperfect People. The key to success, though, is in the execution. To be a Bullet Journal [...]

The Messy Bullet Journal, Part 2

How to Build Your BuJo Need to Get Organized? Is your life a series of missed appointments, late arrivals, forgotten deadlines, misplaced tasks, and multi-colored Post-It reminders growing around your computer screen like mold on cheese? You’ve tried calendars, whiteboards, [...]

The Messy Bullet Journal, Part 1

The Bullet Journal – The Perfect System for Imperfect People I’ve previously written on Frugal Guidance 2 about notebooks and how to use them, including a cowboy-themed series on different things you can do to break in, corral and ride [...]

Ten Ways AI and Robotics Will Affect Our Jobs and Lives

The Blessings (and the Curse) of AI and Jobs Part 8 in the Robots and Jobs Series A recently broadcast episode of 60 Minutes about AI (artificial intelligence) showcased how IBM’s Watson computer is working with several Cancer Research hospitals [...]

Robots and Construction Jobs

Whether Building a House or a City, Robots Will Be There Part 7 in the Robots and Jobs Series Robots and Construction Workplaces Although robots have been widely used in manufacturing (the prime example being the auto industry), the construction [...]