Welcome to Frugal Guidance 2


Frugal Guidance 2 now has a new look and lots of new features. To learn more, see our post on the changes we’ve made.

Most importantly, we now use a responsive design, so it should be easier to read Frugal Guidance 2 on phones and tablets as well as your trusty old browser (as long as it’s not too old).

If this is your first time visiting since our upgrade, click (or tap) on the tabs below to learn how to navigate Frugal Guidance 2. (Or just go explore.)

Feeling Lost? Here’s how to get around.

To find the articles, click on the FG2 Blog menu on top of the page. We now show article previews. Just click on the title, the photo, or the Read more… button to go to the article. If you hover a mouse over the photo, you have a choice of examining the photo or the article.
You can navigate between articles by returning to the FG2 blog menu or by clicking the Previous and Next arrows. You can also use the search tool (in the menu, it looks like a magnifying glass) to find a topic or keyword. We have more ways to explore Frugal Guidance 2 in the very bottom of the pages, too.
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You can leave a public message after any blog article. If you’d rather ask a question or comment privately, go to our new Contact Us menu to fill out our contact form. Apparently, the Contact Us page doesn’t show on some web browsers (don’t know why yet). If you get a 404 – Page not found message, don’t panic. Use the other menus to return and you can email us at frugalguidance2 [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com.
As with any new website, bugs and “unanticipated features” can pop up. There’s also no way to test Frugal Guidance 2 with every phone, tablet or browser. (Some older browsers simply don’t support some of our new features.) If something seems wrong, send a message and we’ll try to fix it. It might help to know what browser and computing device you’re using. Again, thanks for reading and supporting Frugal Guidance 2.

Why Frugal Guidance?

This blog is about technology, social media, job hunting, and frugality, which may seen like an odd combination at first. It is based on the idea that technology should be designed to make life better, connections easier, and save a little money, too! If you don’t think that’s what technology should do, maybe you should move on.

In other words, this blog is for Frugal People, Frugalistas, Fru-gals and Fru-guys, Fru-geeks, German Frugallmenschen, French L’Hommes frugalieux, Latin gauchos frugallos, Yiddish Frugallschlemiels, and anybody else looking for genuine Frugal Goodness. It is definitely NOT for the 1%.

Frugal Jobhunter

The Original Frugal Job Hunter

The Frugal Guidance Blog is by Andrew Brandt. Some material presented is based on earlier writings about LinkedIn, social media, and a series of articles for job hunters known as The Frugal Job Hunter Guides.

In this blog we’ll be specializing on frugal ways to help people find a job, use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+, help nonprofits, with additional musings on Moleskine notebooks, Evernote, journaling, creativity, getting organized, classical music, tea, and maybe a few other things, too.

Thanks for reading and sharing.

 Liberté, égalité, frugalité

The way to wealth depends on just two words: industry and frugality — Benjamin Franklin