Category Archives: John Kvale

Happy Thanksgiving! Our most popular video EVER …

Un-cut, Un-scripted, Un-forgiving to ….. well you can figure it out!

Couple of years old, but un-repeatable …. such the re-viewing!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Have a Great Holiday!

Next week back to the hard core financial “Stuff”

Cheers !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

 

Thank You Party Goers …. Office Hours … Our most popular video post ever coming this Wednesday!

We did the no rain dance…. but forgot to do our no Wind dance… go figure…

Who would of thought a cold front would blow through with steady 25+ mph winds that gusted even higher. Yes those were whitecaps on the lake adjoining our venue.

Just like we pivot in life, investing and many other areas … a quick move from outside the huge backyard to the inside made for a great venue. It was an easy decision as upon entrance we saw the caterers literally chasing down a wind blown bounding high-top, not to mention the front door would not open due to the wind gusting through the entrance to the back yard which we hoped to keep open — digressing!

We knew the house could hold us all, but had no idea how hard it would be to visit with everyone as we all scattered among the various rooms.  Sorry if we did not get to chat very long.

Thanks to all for your time and drive to our venue, especially those that came from far, some VERY far and driving overnight to get there !

Thanks SO MUCH!

Office Hours

We will be closing early Wednesday and will not be in the office on Friday of this Thanksgiving week!

Of course we always peek at our electronic tethers – Someone could have an emergency and we are glad to be there!

Most Popular Video – EVER

Of all the videos we do, one has risen to the top as our most popular ever, SO FAR !

We will air the video again this Wednesday …. It’s uncut, un-scripted, and un-forgiving to the producer !

Enjoy …. Happy Thanksgiving (a little early).

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

October 2017 Podcast Video, Financial Planning and Capital Market Update- By John Kvale

Here is our October 2017 Monthly review. If you are too busy to read, feel free to listen as we describe our post and thoughts in friendly podcast format.

Enjoy!

October 2017 Video

Break In – D Magazine Honors – Best Wealth Managers

We are super happy to be honored in D Magazines Best Financial Planner and Wealth Managers Award !!

Thanks so much and congratulations to our fellow recipients.

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11th Consecutive Honor – John Kvale Best Individual Financial Planner

The 11th consecutive D Magazine best Financial Planner award was also in this edition and we are super happy to announce, John received his 11th consecutive nomination!DmagLogo

Wow and again thanks to our fellow recipients!

Financial Planning Tip(s)-

Social Security Increase

Don’t smirk at 2%, every penny counts! With a CPI (Consumer Price Index) increase of 2% year over year, the Social Security Administration passed the good news on earlier this month. Take that 2% increase and run!

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Capital Market Comments

Rates are Slowly Ticking Up

After much silence on interest rates, we have taken notice of recent movement as the global economy begins to pick up steam … Overseas seems to really be getting their act together.

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Consumer Sentiment Also Higher

The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment hit a post “Great Recession” high this month.

With two thirds of our US Economy being based on consumer consumption, this bodes well for the Economy.

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See you at the end of November, which also features our very special Blooper Thanksgiving Video from a few years ago!

Happy Fall Season!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

Trifecta announcements, the Secret is over!! Congratulations J.K. Financial, Inc as one of DMagazine’s Best Wealth Management Firms … Sophia Third Place Super Champ … John Kvale DMagazine’s 11th Consecutive Best Financial Planners!

As of today, the November 2017 edition of DMagazine will feature the best Wealth Managers in the area.

If you are near a newsstand, flip to page 17 and guess who you will see?

DMagazine Best Wealth Managers

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Super Champ 12’s Third Place

Those that follow our posts know that Tennis is a major part of our weekends. The most recent weekend featured a Third place finish in Katy Texas in the Super Champs age 12 division.

Way to go Sophia!

 

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Best Financial Planner 11th Consecutive

We are also super happy to announce John Kvale was nominated best Financial Planner for the 11th consecutive time, also a part of the November D Magazine edition … Wow!

2017 D Mag Best Financial Planner

Thanks to everyone! What a great way to head into the weekend!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

 

Friday …. Shhhhhh … We have a secret but we cannot tell you YET … Here is a hint …

Ok, so it is a Friday and we had a pretty heavy week of posts … Newsletter and Quarterly Review … Hope you enjoyed our new zoom feature on the Newsletter opening … hat tip to my nephew, NJ. We will keep it short and hope you ride into the sunset of the week as happy as we are!

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We have mentioned quietly a few times that we have a secret to share but are bound by the rules of …. well the secret …

Here is a hint of the secret …

When is the last time you have seen us both in fancy clothes?

It’s a big secret… stay tuned, only a few more days!

Have a Great Weekend!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

 

Text at your own risk in Texas … Now Illegal as of Sept 1 – Safe wishes for those in front of Irma

The data is clear, texting is a distraction … heck even talking on the phone while driving can be dangerous.

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As of September 1, 2017, this bill made texting and driving illegal in the state of Texas.

While hard to enforce, it is a step in the correct direction. The penalties are not strict at this time, but a ticket is a ticket.

Washington was the first state to ban texting in driving in the year, 2007 YEP, 10 years earlier.

Currently there are 47 states that have made it illegal to text and drive. No idea.. Wow!

This is one of the reasons I love doing this blog for everyone, I had no idea that 46 states had already banned texting!

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Best wishes to all of those who are in front of this sudden second major hurricane! After speaking at length yesterday to many in Florida … it’s going to be very tough no matter the outcome, be safe and best wishes. Our friends in Puerto Rico avoided the worst, we hope our Floridian family and friends do as well…

Have a good safe weekend for all and we will talk to you Monday!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

 

Coming soon, Fun 1 Minute Videos for the New Vault … Annual Extended Stay Travels Begin … Friday

Next week we will start rolling out our 1 minute (I promise on the time…not easy for a chatty .. haha) fun educational videos with yours’ truly sharing a few fun features and techniques for our New Total Vault.

None have been recorded so far, but we look forward to sharing and having fun with the videos as we all learn our New Vault features together.

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As you read this, the wheels are turning towards our annual extended stay trip with fellow advisors,  lots of family, friends and of course a Tennis tournament in the middle of the trip back in Texas.

So far the technological upgrades are doing great and we look forward to putting them to the full test this year !

Friday

We are half way through the summer according to the little ones in our gang … they are not happy about heading back to school, but it’s all good.

It goes fast, enjoy your Friday, heading into a GREAT Summer weekend !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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