Category Archives: Personal

Make that the Sixteenth Hundredth Thirty Second (1632 – Gotta be Kidding? Nope) Original Posts! Neat Stats

Yes, you are reading our 1632 – Sixteenth Hundredth Thirty Second Post!

It started pretty rough….

The First Post, well the first several hundred, were REALLY hard …


Lots of writers block…

Fear of mistakes (more fun comments on these often and proving originality) …

Typos and Grammar mistakes (still happens, but hopefully less frequently haha)…

Did anyone even want to hear from us? ….

Slowly we honed the subject matter…

We drifted away from areas of no control (Big Predictions) …

Eventually we listened and learned from you guys, for subject matters and length (What’s on your mind = keep em short and sweet) …

Today we relish every post …

The number of regular followers and readers steadily grows…

We feel like we are one big family ….

And have the confidence to say we are adding value too … after 30+ years in the industry (we know your time is at a premium)….

Some Neat Stats

The Red Area represents views from that area of the world, pretty good global reach….

Who new Alaska would be such a follower… Thanks guys!

12-29-19 All Time Stats and Insights ‹ $treet-¢ents — WordPress

More Fun Stats

Top 10 Countries… Well Represented Globally!

12-29-19 Top 10 Countries


Sure, Google, or some other major sites do this in less than an hour…

Honestly, that’s not our goal, we want to add Value to you guys, clients, friends, family and regular followers….

Maybe it’s like a private, but public, club?

We have grown to enjoy writing, even though we are more Math Geeks….

Thanks for your comments, taking a moment to read, and for your ideas on topics!

Have a Happy “Surprising Statistics” Last Post of the Decade Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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





Albert Einstein Quote for Inspiration – Last Friday of the 19’s

In our continued inspirational and uplifting, end of the year comments … this one on a Friday, heading into the weekend before a new decade commences next week…

From Albert Einstein


“Failure is Success in Progress!”

Have a Great “Inspired Last of the 19’s” Friday!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

Happy Holidays From The Gang and The Kvale’s

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

The Gang

Team at Perot


The Kvale’s


Sophia, John, Pamela, Pierce

Kvale at Perot


2009 mJohn_family_Christmas

Time goes FAST ! All good!!!

John A. Kvale

What to do When You’re in an Automobile Accident? Multiple Professional Interviews Done on the Subject … A Follow Up to Buy or Lease

So after much deliberation from our post on Buy or Lease that Next Car, you are behind the seat of your “New to You” vehicle, and you did it with knowledge, style, and confidence.


What’s Next? Not being negative here….

Recall the Scout Motto “Be Prepared”

What to Do When You are in an Automobile AccidentAuto Accident

First and most importantly, if there is an injury of any seriousness immediately call 911 and get the EMT there to help.  This sounds obvious, but in every case the following interviews and information was preceded by this fact.

Former Police Chief, Current Judge Offers Suggestions

“Use your camera as a weapon; Video tape and picture everything you possible can, including VIN numbers of the cars involved, and even get an interview with someone as a witness if you had someone that would do that.”

Police from Local Campus Near Home

A Second interview of a local campus police officer went like this – Upon request they would gladly do a police report and they could also call the local police, in this case Dallas.  They would do a police report if the damage was more than $2000. otherwise, they would generally not do a police report unless asked.  He also mentioned to take pictures of everything and if possible make sure automobile and license are both valid or legit.

Call to Insurance Company for Guidance

Per a call to my automobile insurance company the following were suggested:

  1. Get a police report if possible especially if the damages are of substance
  2. If you’re in a no-fault state you’ll need to contact your insurance carrier no matter if
  3. Use Phone to take Pictures of everything – theme developing here

The idea for this article came on a chance plane ride with the former Police Chief sitting next to me as the Buy or Lease Article was being completed/edited on the plane ride….

Thanks Chief for the idea….

Let’s Be Careful Out There – Showing Age  (Hill Street Blues)

Have A Great “Prepared if in an Accident” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP


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

Thanksgiving Thanks – HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!

Confession time….

Over the last years, especially the most recent …

Thanksgiving has taken on a very special meaning.

Maybe it is because it is just a Thanks time …

Maybe because the age notches in the  belt are gaining population…

Maybe seeing the kiddos closer to exiting the house and independence… down to one hand on the oldest…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Maybe the last year of our most popular video … MAYBE ….

It’s a bit dated…but never repeated…. too original


Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Break In – Our Platform/Vendor Merger = BIGGER and Better (Hello Schwab) … Fun Animated Chart – Best Selling Artist 1969 to Present

Break In

Earlier this week a formal announcement of our Vendor/Platform – TDAmeritrade being acquired by Charles Schwab – deal to close second half of 2020 if all goes well!

We expect no significant changes for any of us, and would add additional resources will be available to us after the merger – We have been asking for advanced Banking Services for some time… likely will be a result of the merger!

Can you hear new 1 Minute “How To” Videos in the works??

Should be fun as we always like new technologies and resources!

Now to our regularly schedule program….

These from our new friends at Data is Beautiful… we agree….

Of course there will be financial related animation to come soon…but not on Thanksgiving Week – especially after that heavy Monday Post!

Take a moment …

Its worth the watch….

Try to guess who comes up next!


John A. Kvale CFA, CFP


Behind the Curtains of our Writings (Readers/Followers/Clients)

Recently we’ve had several back-of-the-hand (accidental – but very nice) compliments which we greatly appreciated …..

Multiple sources have asked if we ever sleep? Mostly due to the amount of content that we write … a Quarterly Newsletter, Newsletter Videos, Monthly Review Videos along with a Post, and most of all, three times a week (MWF @ 10:30 AM) here on our Blog….

A while back we posted “Why we do our Blogs” to a wonderful reception … so here is a peek behind the curtains!

How We Do Our Blog Postsimg_5440

The secret in our case, is one word – Dictation!

This blog post is literally being composed on a weekend walk with the dog, early in the morning, post Java enhanced brain, on a rainy day.

About 3/4 of our Posts here, almost all of our Reviews,  and our Newsletters Articles for that matter, are dictated.

There are hick-ups – as dictation can sometimes put the incorrect phonetically word, which is very easy to miss.

For those that are going to try this themselves – as mention above, this post is being dictated directly to WordPress – our blog platform, but here are a couple of tips on what platforms we have found receive dictation the best.

Microsoft Word is not very dictator friendly, one of the best dictator friendly applications are the notes section in your phone, be careful if you (or a linked family member) text sailor comments occasionally to your friends, your Iphone  will bring up sailor comments in your dictations – be sure to double check.

There is always final clean up that needs to be done, the current corrections on this post at this time are being done from the Laptop … with multiple different time reviews as the aforementioned phonetic mistakes are really darn hard to catch.

Again thanks for the ultimate comment; “Do we ever sleep?” That makes us feel good, we appreciate everyone taking the time to read our material as we really work hard, and give it a lot of thought which also helps us with clarity, and gives us living memoirs.

Hope You Enjoyed Behind the Curtains of Our Writings – Give it a try yourself!

Have a Great “Fun Writings” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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