If your kids have electronic devices, read this

Did you buy electronic devices for your children this holiday season? I did — I bought one for my 9 year-old — and I want to share with you what I learned about protecting my kid’s personal information online. The minute my son unwrapped his gift, he began using it and I immediately began worrying about his personal information being …

You’re Using Your Parking Lights Wrong

You know what may be the most misunderstood lamps on cars? The parking lamps. Almost nobody uses them as they were originally intended. Let’s talk about parking lights. For most people, it’s really not exactly clear what parking lights are actually for, or why they’re called ‘parking lights’ (they’re also more rarely called ‘front position lamps’). At best, they sort …

Facebook Messenger’s new features for couples arrive in time for Valentine’s Day

Right on time for Valentine’s Day, Facebook Messenger is introducing new features for couples who are taking the steps toward officially defining the relationship. The messaging platform will include special effects, different ways to personalize your conversations, and more starting on February 14. Valentine’s Day was one of the most active days for chats in 2017, so the company decided …

We’re Hiring A Tech Support Specialist!

We’re hiring for a part time position to fill a technical support specialist role. We’d love for you to be part of the team! See below for more information on job specific duties and requirements.  Please send resumes to hr@filertel.net General Summary Provides customer service and technical support for Internet subscribers. Troubleshoots software and hardware problems related to Internet applications. …

How to Make the Most Out of the New Year

When a new year rolls around, we all want to make the most out of it. But a lot of our goals revolve around personal achievements, like getting into shape or purchasing that dream house down the street. We don’t always include workplace goals, which is a travesty. The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime, according …

What the New Kindle Brings to Technology

All at once, libraries were reduced to a 6-inch grayscale e-ink display, and the world was fascinated. Back in its debut in 2007, Amazon’s first Kindle was revolutionary. It gave bookworms the ease of having hundreds of books at their fingertips, and encouraged non-readers to finally get into the magical world of reading without having to actually shop for physical …

Is Your Passion Burning You Out?

Bear with us, for a second. Picture Mary. Mary finds her dream job after combing through hundreds of ads and inquiring with every personal connection she’s made over the years. Mary lands the job and absolutely loves it! Years go by. And then Mary gets burnt out. She’s been pushing so hard for so long because she truly believed her …

Amazon Echo Skills That Don’t Need To Exist

We all love the commercial of Alec Baldwin telling his Amazon Echo to order him some socks, right? And while having a digital assistant around to help you order from mega-giant Amazon sounds handy, we also found some not-so-handy skills Alexa can learn. Here are our top useless Alexa skills: I Pooped About the Skill: Tell Alexa whether you evacuated …

Merry Christmas!

From All of us to all of you! Wishing you all the best for this day and every day.  Here at Filer Mutual, we understand that we cannot do what we do without you. For that, and for being our friends and neighbors, we are truly grateful and lucky to serve the Filer community and surrounding area! Thank you for …

Protect your money with these 6 tips

It’s not as hard as you may think to protect your money, but some of us still suffer from a serious lack of common sense. Why work so hard for that paycheck and not take active measures to make sure no one but you can touch it? Becoming a victim of identity theft or fraud should be frightening because it …