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New York City Clever Then (19th Century) and Now Eye Glass View from Friends at Visual Capitalist

If you really want to have some fun with this, the website link below will let you scroll over all of New York at it is today and through the glass eye as it was in the early 19th century… or vice versa as shown in the last picture here…

Another terrific presentation by our friends here at Visual Capitalist …

Three Screen Shots of New York, Then and Now

Have a Great “New York City Then and Now” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.



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.

Nice Quote On Markets – Big Apple Travels – Friday –

Earlier this week I was asked for a quote on the markets which appeared on ABCNews here “What the Pros are telling their clients“.

The gist was quick market movements are often shorter in time frame.

Honored to be quoted so frequently lately!

Big Apple Next Week

Late in next week, the travel schedule dials up the Big Apple for a business visit. New York’s pace is fun and it’s always great to visit with friends I have not seen in person in some time.  Big Apple

Ahhh…. but that it next week. This first week of school and crazy market movements are coming to a halt… more next week ? Maybe–

Have a great Friday and weekend!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225