Life Hacks

Life Hacks from Freddy help Texans save time and money. Read these cool strategies to find ways to be more productive in your every day life!

Halloween 2020: Trick or Treating Times and CDC Guidelines

October 20, 2020 |

Halloween 2020: Trick or Treating Times and CDC Guidelines Halloween is quickly approaching! If you and your family love Halloween then you have likely already been thinking about your costumes and considering your plans for the day. When it comes to finding free and fun activities for kids, Halloween is definitely at the top of…

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Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks To Save Money

October 19, 2020 |
A kneeling person works on a life hack diy project.

Let’s face it – we could all use a little extra cash. Whether it’s an upcoming vacation, kids’ extracurriculars, that new gadget, or Christmas being just around the corner…there’s always somewhere a few dollars (or a LOT of dollars!) could be put to good use. It may cost you a bit of time and some elbow grease, but these simple life hacks will put you on track to some serious saving!

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What To Do When You’re Bored in East Texas

October 7, 2020 |
A couple playing Jenga together.

When you’re bored, time can feel like it slows down to a snail’s pace. Some people conquer boredom by online shopping or going to an amusement park. However, many activities that provide entertainment can also be expensive.

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The Best Car Insurance Companies in Texas

September 22, 2020 |
A man washes his car.

When it comes to protecting your most expensive purchases – such as your car – it is wise to look for options that have a long track record of paying claims.

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What to Eat When You Have No Money

August 21, 2020 |
Woman looking into the fridge with her dog for something to eat.

When money is tight you have to prioritize where you spend your resources. Whether you’ve lost your job or just need to pinch pennies until payday, food is one area where you can likely save some cash.

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A Guide to Keeping Cool Without AC

July 1, 2020 |
dog staying cool in texas

East Texas summers are hot enough, but the heat can feel unbearable if you don’t have air conditioning at home. Here’s how to stay cool without air conditioning this summer.

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Is Tyler, TX A Good Place To Live?

June 26, 2020 |
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The Rose Capital of Texas is a beautiful place to visit, but it also an exciting place to live. If you are wondering if Tyler is the right move for you and your family, there is a lot to consider.

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East Texas Scams To Avoid

June 25, 2020 |

Scams don’t always come in the form of a foreign prince emailing you about a million dollar inheritance. Sometimes they can be much more subtle and difficult to recognize. East Texans already struggling with the difficulties of 2020 do not need the added danger of trying to distinguish real opportunities from a scam.  Coronavirus Scams…

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How to Make Money Online in East Texas

June 17, 2020 |

Life in East Texas can feel pretty uncertain right now. Many of us are looking for that little bit extra to help us stay on our feet. Making money online is a great way of either working from home or for just making that little bit of extra spending money to have on hand. Whatever…

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7 Cheap Gift Ideas For Texans On A Budget

May 27, 2020 |

7 Cheap Gift Ideas For Texans On A Budget Gifts are a part of so many East Texas traditions. Birthdays, graduations, and holiday parties can stress you out and leave you with a knot in your stomach when you’re in a tough situation and you have no money. Luckily, some of the most meaningful gifts…

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