Friday, Jan 19th, 2018
What the New Kindle Brings to Technology

What the New Kindle Brings to Technology

  • Filer Mutual
  • Jan 16th, 2018

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 books.

Fast forward to 2017, and it’s the Kindle’s 10th anniversary. We haven’t really seen much difference in the past versions besides the streamlining of the display and touchscreen integration, but for its tenth birthday, Amazon...

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Is Your Passion Burning You Out?

Is Your Passion Burning You Out?

  • Filer Mutual
  • Jan 9th, 2018

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 passion for her field would get her through it all. Mary gets sad. Finally, Mary wonders if maybe there’s no real passion out there after all.

What do you do if you’re Mary?

Time for some hard truths. It’ll be worth it.

Truth #1: Passion Will Tire You Out

Let’s have...

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2018 College Scholarship Program

2018 College Scholarship Program

  • Filer Mutual
  • Jan 2nd, 2018

Scholarship applications are now available for graduating seniors in the rural areas served by Filer Mutual. The Foundation For Rural Service application must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018. The Filer Mutual application must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2018. Download the forms and please contact us at 208.326.4331 if you need additional information or have questions.


Filer Mutual Telephone Company Scholarship: Filer Mutual_Scholarship_App_2018.pdf

Foundation For Rural Service Scholarship: FRS_Schship_App_2018.pdf

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Amazon Echo Skills That Don’t Need To Exist

Amazon Echo Skills That Don’t Need To Exist

  • Filer Mutual
  • Dec 25th, 2017

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:

  1. I Pooped

About the Skill: Tell Alexa whether you evacuated your bowels today. She will encourage you for doing so.

We could see this being somewhat entertaining for small children learning to use the toilet, but having to announce your bathroom activities as an adult seems very sad.

  1. ...
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

  • Filer Mutual
  • Dec 25th, 2017

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 the opportunity and we hope that your Holiday Season is filled with all of the best!

Your friends at Filer Mutual.



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Protect your money with these 6 tips

Protect your money with these 6 tips

  • Filer Mutual
  • Dec 19th, 2017

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 happens every minute of every day, but there are many steps you can take to better protect your wallet and credit cards, both online and offline. Here are a few to get you started.

You only need one

If you find yourself shopping at Target, and you plan on using your Target RedCard, then there’

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How to Tell if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

How to Tell if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

  • Filer Mutual
  • Dec 11th, 2017

Once personal information has been leaked into the hands of a cybercriminal, it’s easy for them to steal your identity and from there, the possibilities are endless. Everyone is probably tired of hearing about Equifax at this point, but the silver lining to the insane media coverage is bringing awareness to the general public about the consequences of lax cybersecurity. Harming your credit score, gaining access to your financial institutions, and having open access to your friends and family are just a few of the things a criminal could use your stolen identity for.

Staying vigilant about iden...

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Filer Mutual Is Hiring A Sales Representative!

Filer Mutual Is Hiring A Sales Representative!

  • Filer Mutual
  • Dec 4th, 2017

Looking for a way to take control of your future? Do you have a proven record in sales? Are you technology driven? We are looking for a proven sales professional to take our Managed Service Offering to the next level. Base + commission. If you are interested, email your resume to hr@simplicittech.com


Sales Representative Job Description.pdf

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TGIF: Thank Goodness it’s Friday

TGIF: Thank Goodness it’s Friday

  • Filer Mutual
  • Nov 17th, 2017

Here at Filer Mutual, we all hail the sweetness that is Friday. Switching the lights off on Thursday afternoon puts a spark in our fingertips because we know the next time we walk in, it’ll be Friday. It’s not uncommon for office workers to be excited for the end of the week, so to add some extra sprinkle to this day of days, here are some fun facts about Friday. Some you may already know, but some you may not. So… enjoy!

  • Only in the United States is it common to hear people say TGIF, which means Thank God/Goodness It’s Friday! For any out-of-country readers, we even have a popular restaurant ...
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7 Strategies to Keep Your Phone Safe from Hackers

7 Strategies to Keep Your Phone Safe from Hackers

  • Filer Mutual
  • Nov 16th, 2017

In the span of a day, you probably do most of the following with your phone:

  • Go through your inbox and respond to emails (and unsubscribe from the annoying ones)
  • Check your bank account balance, breathe a sigh of relief, and purchase an item with your credit card
  • Send a text message to a friend, or two, or ten, or twenty—group texts are the best!
  • Play a game, get frustrated, and proceed to purchase an item within the game to move you along faster
  • Download a new application
  • Take a picture and send it to a family member or friend
  • Visit your work’s online database to check...
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