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So far Andrew Brandt has created 262 blog entries.

Robots vs. Humans in the Race for Jobs

Will Finding a Job Become More and More Difficult? Part 1 in a Series on Jobs and Robots The American worker, once the envy of the world, has lately been battered by reduced wages, impermanent jobs, increased work hours, and [...]

Why I Still Use LibreOffice

How Does LibreOffice Stack Up Against Microsoft and Apache OpenOffice? Back in August of 2013, I began an experiment. Although I had used Microsoft Word on both Macs and PCs for over 25 years, I wanted to see if LibreOffice [...]

How Do I Start a Blog?

There Is an Easy Answer, and a Longer Answer In the past few weeks I’ve received several LinkedIn messages from connections asking for help in starting a blog. Unfortunately, asking “How do I start a blog?” is like asking “How [...]

Painfully Waiting for Spring

Ennui in the Snow & an Anniversary There is an unusually painful and impatient expectation of Spring this year in the hills of northern New Jersey. Last week a nor’easter dropped about eighteen inches of snow on the area, plunging [...]

New updated “Who Not to Connect With on LinkedIn”

Since it was first written in 2013, my post on Who NOT to Connect with on LinkedIn has become one of the most viewed articles on Frugal Guidance 2. After much thought and editing, I’ve created a new version, including [...]

Thank You, Readers – a Half Million of You

This little, single-person-run blog has hit a significant milestone. In the past few days, Frugal Guidance 2 passed the 500,000 visitor mark! That's a half million viewers, whose stay might have been brief or long. Thank you for visiting. Here's [...]

Writing Hacks for Beginners (and Others)

A collection of writing hacks and tips for beginning (and most other) writers.

A Rambling Remembrance of Typewriters

A Blogger Goes into Full Nostalgia Mode Typewriters have a special niche in the history of technology. Many of us of certain age have a fond memory of using typewriters of various types before the technological upheaval of personal computers [...]

Facebook Offers New Job Hunting Tools

Can Facebook Jobs Threaten LinkedIn? Job Hunters Can Use the Best of Both Digital Worlds Job hunters now have a new tool that allows them to search for local job openings directly on Facebook. On Feb. 15th, Facebook made it [...]

Job Hunters & the New LinkedIn Interface

Which LinkedIn Membership Works for Your Job Hunt? For two months, LinkedIn has been slowly rolling out its new interface for those who use LinkedIn from their desktop (or laptop) computers via a browser. This can have a big effect [...]

OneNote and Evernote, Which is Better for You?

What Type of Digital Notebook User Are You? (Part 4 of a Series) In the final part of our series comparing OneNote and Evernote, we look at which program is best for you based on the strengths of each program. [...]

Comparing OneNote and Evernote Web Clippers

This post is third in a series (started last month) comparing OneNote and Evernote, the two most useful digital notebooks. Both programs support web clippers: pieces of software you can install in your web browser, designed to help you select [...]