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The Wonders of Electronic Communication- Speaking of Technology, Our Nerd Holiday Presents … New Desktops installed today – Patience

There is some disagreement on who suggested we start a blog …

We struggled on the name – Street-Cents was a play on words and meant to decipher, and make fun at times of ridiculous “Breaking News” flashes …

It was really rough writing and no organization originally … Lot’s of writers block too !

Slowly, more people took notice …

Slowly the author learned how to deliver concise information that catered to the lack of time everyone has this day and age …

This post is nearing number 1500 – yes fifteen hundred posts/articles…

Our Blog Review

As of yesterday, our blog has been viewed 30,350 times from the following areas across the world…. WOW !
Stats ‹ $treet-¢ents — WordPress

Technology is making the world small (maybe flat?) and we really enjoy the ability to share information so seamlessly across the world….

Thanks to all of you for taking a few moments three times a week to review our “All Original” posts… We are glad to share the word!

New Desktops Today

After multiple “Blue Screens of Death” on Jen’s computer, we are having new boxes installed today – trying to get in front of the most ill timed crash, even though long time followers know we generally try to do our Technology upgrades during the slower summer season…

Good Bye old Friend….

Old Desktop

The new speed will be welcomed, but P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E  will be needed as we try to get the new machine working seamlessly before years end…

Have a Great “Nerd Christmas” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
street-cents

 

 

Our Most FAMOUS Video – “Happy Thanksgiving!” – From the Road

Early on in the Video publishing days — yea, call it green or rookie … a desire to publish something from the family about Thanksgiving during a cold day that the entire family just happened to be in the office occurred …

“Bad Idea – I am not getting into any video with them!”  

Wiser words than could have possibly been known by the Mrs. in advance…

Happy Thanksgiving!

This will likely be our last, if not the last time to run this video, as they have grown up and look like this now …..

 

Sophia and Pierc

As you can see… still have personality….
So this is an un-cut series of actual video attempts — note late in the video yours truly is just about at the end of the rope….

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !

Best Wishes !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

 

Friday Before Thanksgiving – See You at the Party Tomorrow – Office Hours Next Week – Travels – Our Most Popular Video Ever Next Week!

Is it me or did Thanksgiving get here F A S T – way to fast.. Wow ….

It only gets faster and busier now…. New Years here we come … whoaaaa – hold on just a second!

Annual Holiday Party DAC

Tomorrow is our Annual Holiday Party at DAC — we thank all of you that are coming — we are going to have a good group

Don’t forget to wear some Holiday Threads as we have a professional photographer that is sure to make us all look good!

Shhh – here is a last minute secret — if you forgot to RSVP – just let Jen@jkfnancialinc.com  know today – we put a little extra headcount cushion for those that … well,  got busy with other things…

YES there will be an open bar – Please do not drink and drive – but an afternoon cheers is certainly in order!

Long time Holiday Participants may notice the new address that corrects the GPS problem from years before – newbies – just plug the address in and you will be directed to the party site (A feat not exactly straight forward in years past!)

Travels for Thanksgiving and Office Hours

With a Christmas schedule that includes a huge and long lasting Tennis Tournament – Thanksgiving has become the only entire family get together time –

I will be out next week with the family for an early/only Holiday get together ..

Jen the “Tennis Beast” will be driving the ship on Monday and Tuesday – with the office being closed the remaining portion of the week…

I am going to try and stay away from Technology – but usually after a bit, the check-in itch cometh… will see !

Most Popular Video – The Final Showing

On Wednesday before Thanksgiving we will air the final “official” repeat showing of our most famous Video ever, which happens to have frustration by yours’ truly, but humor for the rest of you — glad to accommodate…

With years that have gone by like minutes, the kids are now older – while not yet a classic, we think you will still enjoy the video —

Maybe a today and then picture for comparison?

Enjoy your weekend, talk to you after Thanksgiving !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
street-cents

Born in Long Island … 16 Years Banking/Wall Street … Welcome Jen Hill to J.K. Financial, Inc.

With a sixteen year, Lower Manhattan/Wall Street banking background, there has to be a story? – and yes there is … there are no  Y’all and Fixin’s from her, “The Brain” and I of course slip frequently …. 

This is the official introduction to Jen Hill our new Operations Manager….

Long Island to Manhattan – Deutsche Bank to HSBC (16 years total) – then on to Dallas- She looks forward to meeting everyone at the Holiday Party this Weekend!
Jen Head Shot

Born and Raised in Long Island – Now at J.K. Financial, Inc.?

Raised in Long Island and after spending half of her college years in Pennsylvania and the remaining back in New York … the journey began…

After a multi-year stent in real estate with a family member, and then a two year advertising job representing a famous (and fun) rum – the Financial World of New York was calling…

Working her way up from a starter position in documentation at Deutsche Bank then on to  Option settlement … finally to end up at the High Net Worth phone bank (AKA High Maintenance Desk) – after six years a move was in the cards…

Ten – yes TEN years at HSBC in product control and dealing with the great financial crisis first hand… the two hour each way – EACH WAY – commute was too much, and a move to Dallas was in the cards.

With a spouse that formerly was a professional baseball player, now a fireman for an area town, Dallas is the new home of four years now.

Jen and Jeremy Hill have two children, both of which are now in a local elementary school and a much closer 10 minute commute from the office – whew

We welcome Jennifer “Jen” Hill to our firm!

Oh.. but wait there is another bit of information….

The introduction was made via a sport you all know we have family connection ….
Jen Hill

Jen is a on a tennis team that included Pam – such the intro –

Have a Great “Welcome Jen to J.K. Financial, Inc.” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
street-cents

We are happy to Announce the firm is Growing – Meet Nathan Elliott Capone!

On October 11, 2018 a new member of the Capone Family was born …

Nathan Elliot Capone

Nathan Capone

Congratulations to Randi and Donald —

Great Parents, Great Family, Great sibling relationships – as you can tell from the picture.

Told ya it was BIGGER NEWS – doesn’t get any bigger …

We hope to get a glimpse at the Holiday Party – no promises, baby stuff happens and that is a quick public showing —

Very happy to announce, Randi and Donald (spoken to The Brain several times) seem great, well rested, home from the hospital,  and of course super parents….

Have a Great “New Family Member” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
street-cents

Happily honored as Dallas Magazine Best of Wealth Managers and Best Financial Planners – Holiday Reminder – Even BIGGER news next week – Friday*

We are very happy to announce our nomination to D Magazines Best Of Again !

D Magazine Best of Dallas

For those fellow Dallas Sites – be sure to check out the current Issue of D Magazine, hitting the stands first thing this am – which will have the follow awesome picture:

2018 Best Wealth Managers -

Jen and Donald picked the photo – we had tons to choose from …. from our fantastic photographer Bret – who by the way will be shooting pictures at the Holiday Party!

Can you believe they chose the picture showing the most Grey? Grrrr

When commenting on this fact, an assurance of “SEASONING” was mentioned – Ok … so you guys are still sore about the Black Eye incident – look close, Donald “The Brain” has a huge shiner, saved by Jen’s cover up …. as mentioned earlier here!

Twelfth Consecutive Financial Planner Award

Luckily, yours truly was also awarded Best Financial Planner award for the TWELFTH consecutive time … given the gray in the picture above, maybe silence is better?

It is an honor, to be named in both portions of the D Magazine Best Of Series  – Most proud to be named as a firm, to recognize those that REALLY make is possible — The Gang at J.K. Financial, Inc!!

Well done Guys !

This is also the un-official introduction of Jen Hill our new Operations Manager — more on this soon ! New York native … Deep Wall Street Background ….. Spouse Former Major League Pitcher ? All True.

Holiday Party Reminder

The following invitation is headed your way today ….  Please save the date and plan on coming, as mentioned earlier, Bret our fantastic photographer will be there – snapping possibly… Holiday Card Photos for all in attendance!

10-9-18 - Holiday Party Invitation

Friday Before Even Bigger Announcements

Today is a Friday … enjoy your day and your weekend….

In an unbelievable Announcement day – next week we have even a BIGGER Announcement – Yep, not kidding – BIGGER !!!!

Stay tuned… hold that breath … Next week will be here shortly

Have a Great “Big Announcements” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
street-cents

Third Quarter 2018 Cover Letter

The third quarter of 2018 is behind us and the original theme from the first month of the year seems still most appropriate, patience. After rocketing to an unsustainable trajectory in January, the excuse was an over use of a dangerous product, the reality looks to be, we just got too far ahead of ourselves and corrected harshly to a more reasonable trajectory.
It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times
As we look forward, the best part of the year “historically” lies just in our view as we finish the year. Using history as our guide, oddly the first month of the coming quarter has been the most treacherous. Not the time to get to overzealous or glum!
Earnings Eventually Matter
In our Q4 2018 Capital Market Newsletter Article we discuss in detail the correlation of earnings and capital market movement. This obvious connection does not always hold true in the shorter term as aggressive emotions such as greed and fear overshoot constantly in both directions. Eventually the correlation re-connects and more normal heads prevail, making earnings growth and market growth work in tandem.
Interest Rates
The fear of, or at least watching for, an inverted yield curve has grown in popularity. We discussed this item last quarter in great detail. Oddly, when many are looking for an event, it loses it’s predictability. We are not ignoring, and will continue to monitor, but we are concerned at a possible loss of predictively with the crowds of followers swelling. Predictive or not, the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) has been slow and open to interest rate increases, so far, and capital markets, the economy and participants are very happy with the increases and have digested them nicely.
Bonds, most effected by interest rates, and one of the safest asset classes tend to feel the headwinds most of higher interest rates. Higher, and increasing rates are initially a headwind, but once the increases stabilize, they become a tailwind, and increased yields push more money into our pockets. This cycle is no different, other than the fact that interest rates we so unprecedented low to begin with, this temporary headwind seems stronger than in other cycles, but it is really not. Look for more details on this subject again in our coming Newsletter.
Have a good start to fall!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP