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 [...]

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 [...]

13 Lucky Things about Project Gutenberg

The World’s Biggest Free e-Library is still thriving and growing Project Gutenberg is one of the true gems of the internet for anybody who likes to read literature, or comics, or classic sci fi, or browse magazines of a different [...]

Misophonia – Finally, a Psychiatric Disease for Us All?

Do Certain Sounds Drive You Up a Wall? Welcome! My name is Andrew Brandt and I am a Misophoniac. There, I said it. Of course, a few days ago I had no idea it was a disease (actually a psychological [...]

Woohoo! Welcome to Our Grand Re-Opening!

We're Back, Better than Ever It took about a month longer than expected, what with installing three test themes, spending many hours on tutorials, and surviving a dying hard drive, but Frugal Guidance 2 is up and running with a [...]

Changes Coming to Frugal Guidance 2

During the next week or so, we will be updating the look and feel of Frugal Guidance 2 with the installation of a state-of-the-art theme (that's the software that makes this blog look the way it does to you). After [...]

Homage to a Life Well Lived

In Memoriam Josephine Baldessari Brandt October 10, 1923 - December 14, 2013 A Recognition of a Simple Life Newspapers and media are great for recognizing the achievements of famous and great men and women as well as those who are [...]

Frugal Fountain Pen Suggestions

Some of My Favorite Frugal Fountain Pens - Part 1 What’s a Good Starter Fountain Pen? After trying out a variety of pens, I now know which fountain pen I wish I had started with. It’s the Lamy Safari pen. [...]

Learning to Type – Online and Off

A World Guide to Keyboarding Tutorials and Software A Scotsman who tooted bagpipes Tried to tutor two pipers to type. Said the two to the tutor, “Is it harder to toot, or To tutor two typists to pipe?” Were your [...]

Productivity: Getting Organized, Frugally

Part 3, Learning How to Get Organized In Part 1 of this series, we explored free and cheap downloadable paper resources. In Part 2, we looked at some of the software available. No matter how organized we are, there is [...]

Notebook Alternatives to Moleskines

Fine Notebooks for the Moleskine Averse Welcome to our latest edition of Alternatives to Moleskines. It's been totally reorganized and largely rewritten, with more different notebook manufacturers and distributors, even with some new non-wood papers. Feel free to add your [...]

More Ways to Help with Disaster Recovery

New Resources for Sandy Disaster Relief In addition to the resources previously posted on this blog, here is more information on helping in the Sandy recovery effort, and places to go for help. Many of the web sites below are [...]