Service For Life Newsletter-La Paz Update Oct 2013


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Inside This Issue…
  • Are You Driving A Safe Car?…
  • 4 Websites To Raise Money With “Crowdfunding”…
  • Fun Facts and Laughs: Flight Tracker App, 3 Skills To Help You Get Hired, And More…
  • Trivia Challenge:
  • Real Estate Corner Q&A: What Should I Know About Owning Investment Property?…

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October 2013

Dear Subscribers,

No one wants to think about getting in an automobile crash, but there are thousands of them every day. In this month’s Service For Life!®Free consumer newsletter, I want to share some important safety features you should look for when you buy a new or used car, and some you can add to your existing car to protect yourself and your family.
You’ll also learn how you might raise money for an art project, a new business venture, or a friend in need by using “crowdfunding”…plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more.

Gordon Herpst

P.S.  When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information I provide?
They may be people wanting to move away for retirement or to buy a vacation home.  Give them my mail address or forward this newsletter to them.

Today’s Brain Teaser . . .

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go before you used the letter “A”?
(see answer below)

Are You Driving A Safe Car?

No one wants to think about getting in an automobile crash. But every day there are over 25,000 vehicles involved in police-reported crashes in the U.S. alone. Look for these important safety features when you buy a new or used car, and some you can add to an existing car to protect yourself and your family.
Standard features on new cars (look for them on used cars):

  • Electronic stability control (ESC). This helps keep the car under control during cornering and prevents it from skidding. Having it reduces the risk of rollovers by more than 70 percent.
  • Advanced air bags. “Frontal” air bags work with lap/shoulder belts to protect the head and chest from hitting the steering wheel or windshield to avoid serious injuries. Most new models include “side curtain” bags to protect the head, and some have air bags for back seat passengers.
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS). This prevents lock-ups and skidding, even in slippery conditions. Anti-lock brakes have been proven to save lives by helping drivers keep control of a vehicle. Having the system can be the difference between stopping in time or rear-ending another car.

Features you can add to your current car to make it safer:

  • Blind-spot mirrors. You stick these on your side rear view mirrors to see cars in your “blind spot.” Get them at WalMart for $3 to $10.
  • Bluetooth add-on. This lets you talk through the car stereo so you can make hands-free calls and prevent distracted driving. Ask a local mobile-electronics shop or check on, and expect to pay about $50 to $150 for the adapter plus installation.
  • OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle). OnStar lets you talk to a real person when you need help 24/7, and if air bags deploy, will notify emergency vehicles for you. To see if you can get it on your car (from $19/month or $200/year), go

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Good News If You Are Coming To La Paz Or Traveling!


The ONLINE travel agency, PERSONALIZED TRAVEL AGENCY is now available so that you can book your trips online or send a email and have an agent help you book your trip.  The best thing is that you can match or beat most any legitimate published  rates for flights or hotels.  Check it out at  

Can “Crowdfunding” Help You?

Are you looking to launch a new product or service or raise money for someone with insurmountable medical bills? Check out these top “crowdfunding” sites to find the one to help you the most: – Tens of thousands of users have used this site to finance art, comics, fashion design, games and music. It has to be a specific project, and it’s not for charities or personal financing needs. – This site approves donation-based fundraising for things like music, personal finance, and charities. One of the most funded projects was the “Let’s Build A Tesla Museum.” Their goal was $850,000 and they received $1.3 million from 33,253 funders. – This site welcomes art, science, business, and social good projects. It partners with A&E TV, which supports selected projects with contributions, in addition to potential national exposure. – Patients and relatives are using this site to raise thousands to pay for such things as surgeries and cancer treatments. Each donation page must be linked to a valid Facebook profile.Forward this article to a friend

Going To Build Your Dream Home?

We can help you build your dream home green.  We have available  ICF materials, LED lighting, and soon to be available the SISYAN SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM.  The latest technology is 30% more efficient than anything else available Worldwide.  Send me an email about your plans.

Fun Facts and Laughs

Flight Tracker App . . .
Have friends who are flying and want to see exactly where their flight is? Go to, a cool site that tracks any commercial flight worldwide and shows you its progress on a map. There’s also a free FlightAware app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
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What are employers looking for in today’s market? Here are skill areas in demand according to top career specialists:• Project management. This includes schedules, budgeting, and organizational expertise. To gain experience, volunteer to lead a project for a local non-profit and put it on your resume. If you’re serious about the field, check into coursework offered by the Project Management Institute ( or look online for “A Guide To The Product Management Body Of Knowledge.”
• Sales experience. Companies are looking for people with in-person or phone sales skills. If you don’t have past experience, join a team that raises money for a charity you support.
• Internet marketing. Professionals who know how to use social media and other online promotional tools are in demand. Start by promoting a friend’s business to get experience.
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Quotes To Live By . . .
Rule No. 1: Never lose money; Rule No. 2: Don’t forget Rule No. 1. –Warren Buffett
High expectations are the key to absolutely everything. –Sam Walton
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. –Aristotle
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Have A Laugh – Witty Wisdom . . 
If you’re too open minded, your brains will fall out. • Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. • A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. • Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks. • My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
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I’ve learned…. That the easiest way for  me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter  than I am.

Trivia Challenge for the Month…

Last month’s Trivia Question.

Which of these couples topped the list of the highest paid celebrity couples for the period May 2011 to May 2012? 

a) Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady   b) David & Victoria Beckham c) Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie   d) Beyonce Knowles & Jay Z
The answer is d) Beyonce Knowles & Jay Z. says the couple made $78 million. So, let’s move on to this month’s trivia question.

Who is the youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

a) Gale Sayers (Chicago) b) Troy Aikman (Dallas) c) Walter Payton (Chicago) d) Jonathan Ogden (Baltimore)

Brain Teaser Answer:

One thousand!
Thanks For Thinking of Me!
Did you know I can help you or any of your friends or family save time and money when buying a home in the La Paz area? Thanks for keeping me in mind with your referrals…and spreading the word about my services.

Real Estate Corner Q & A . . .

Q.  What should I know about owning investment property?
A.  You can make a successful investment by avoiding these mistakes:

  • Being an absentee owner. Visit the property often and talk to your tenants to get feedback. If you bought a house as a “passive” investment, you may want to hire a property management company.
  • Not having adequate insurance. Work with an insurance professional who will see that you are covered.
  • Not charging fair rent. A REALTOR® who is an Investor Specialist can help you decide what is reasonable for the property.
  • Selecting unreliable tenants. Check all references and credit histories. Good renters will help you generate positive cash flow you can use to reinvest and lower the property payment.

Do you have a question you want answered related to real estate or home ownership? Feel free to email me at Perhaps I’ll feature your question in my next issue!

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