A Brief History of Robots from SciFi to the Shop Floor

The History and Possible Future of Robots Part 2 in a Series on Jobs and Robots There are two vastly different views of a future working with robots. In the first view, robots will gain [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Job Hunting, robots|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Brief History of Robots from SciFi to the Shop Floor

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 [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Job Hunting, robots, Software|Comments Off on Robots vs. Humans in the Race for Jobs

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 [...]

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 [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Blogging, Writing & Notebooks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How Do I Start a Blog?

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 [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Creative, Writing & Notebooks|Tags: , |1 Comment

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 [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Basics|Tags: , |Comments Off on New updated “Who Not to Connect With on LinkedIn”

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. [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Ms. Celaneous|Tags: |Comments Off on Thank You, Readers – a Half Million of You

Writing Hacks for Beginners (and Others)

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

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Creativity, Writing & Notebooks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Writing Hacks for Beginners (and Others)

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 [...]

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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 [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Job Hunting, LinkedIn, Social Media|Comments Off on Facebook Offers New Job Hunting Tools

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 [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Job Hunting, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Basics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Job Hunters & the New LinkedIn Interface