Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Get yourself a Bluetooth

Right before the handsfree cellphone law went into effect, I did a little shopping at my local Radio Shack and bought myself a Bluetooth. Boy am I glad I did! I LOVE my Bluetooth! If you haven't gotten one yet or if you're looking to purchase a new one I've compiled a list of suggested Bluetooth ear pieces.

Plantronics Voyager 510S Bluetooth® Headset

WindSmart provides wind-noise reduction technology, noise-cancelling microphone, 33-foot range, switch between cell phone and your landline wirelessly
Cost: $229.99 with RadioShack, $299.95 on Plantronics website

BlueAnt® Z9 Dual-Mic Bluetooth® Headset with Voice Isolation

This is the one I have. It's tiny but you don't have to shout for the other party to hear you. It has some quick and easy buttons and it has a lot of features. The sound quality is excellent on both ends. It comes with a wire to hook it up to the net for updates. The best part? I can use it for a couple days without having to charge it! NOTE: It differs from their other similar headset. Make sure it's the voice isolation set.
Cost: $89.99 with RadioShack

Motorola Wireless Headset H375 for Bluetooth-Enabled Cell Phones

Comfortable fit, button dedicated to on/off, compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled phones, good headset for cost
Cost: $44.99 with BestBuy

Jabra - BT2040

You never have to charge it because it runs on AAAA batteries, but many complain that the batteries run out quickly. LOW cost at only 20 bucks.
Cost: $19.99 with BestBuy

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Text while driving? THINK again!

Reaction time is slowed down by about 35% while texting compared to 12% when drinking and driving (at the legal limit). Texting also worsens steering control by 91%. We all know the perils of drinking and driving, but who would have thought something as innocent as sending a text?

Texting is illegal in only 4 states, including Washington. But most believe it should be illegal in all. According to a recent poll by Daily Fuel Economy Tip, when asked "Do you think it should be illegal to text while driving?”
  • 78% said texting while driving should be illegal
  • 19% said texting while driving should not be illegal
  • 3% said they were unsure or had no opinion

Do you think before you text?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Why Life Insurance?

There are two types of insurance, Term insurance (also known as Term Life) and Permanent Insurance. Term is initially the most affordable type of insurance and is designed to pay for a specific benefit during a term. For instance, you may decide you only want coverage until your children graduate from college or until a debt is paid off (such as a mortgage). Permanent insurance is designed for lifelong protection.

But now you may be wondering "why do I need life insurance?" There are many reasons one may desire a life insurance policy, but it all boils down to not wanting to leave a debt or burden behind after passing away.

Life insurance can be used to guarantee income to your family for everyday expenses, pay off the remainder of a mortgage or debt, or pay for your final expenses to make funeral arrangements as simple as possible for loved ones after passing.

Life insurance can even be used to supplement retirement, cover expenses of raising children, pay for children's education, preserve your estate, or safeguard your home mortgage.

More questions? Give us a call at 1-888-867-2866 and speak to one of our life insurance specialists.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Rebecca Pell named Employee of the Quarter!

Rebecca Pell was named Employee of the Quarter for her outstanding efforts from July though the end of September.

She was gifted with a certificate of achievement and a $50 gift certificate!

Here's one of her the many nomination e-mails for her:
A big THANK YOU to Becki. She helped with the deposit yesterday and when I came in this morning she had already printed out the accounting sheets for the agents and matched up all of the receipts. She knows that I'm trying to get things done before going on vacation and am busy with the training classes too. I really appreciate all of her help!

September Graduate Results!

Each month, Dana Hays and Rebecca Pell of our exclusive Graduate Department scour through hundreds of client renewals in search of those qualifying for Preferred rates. It's the cornerstone of our company-- the Smart Driver Plan.

These are September results!

We were able to graduate 50 total clients from high risk rates to low-cost preferred. A total of 432 for the year.

The average savings this month was 26%.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sav-on Facebook and MySpace!

Sav-on is now on Facebook and MySpace! They are both under construction for the most part, however any comments or messages sent will be received immediately on either.

Check out our 15 and 30 second commercials shown on the Spanish channel Univision and our pictures from our latest even from Fiestas Patrias! And check back for future photos from our upcoming events!

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