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Why we write here on Street-cents! Explanation of Our Writings – Per Question from the Field (Readers/Followers/Clients)

It’s unclear who pushed across the finish line the final decision to start a blog – memory says a long time journalistic teaching sister, but the Mrs. says she had a hand in it – more to lose with crossing the latter than the former.

In 2010, almost two thousand articles ago, this Blog – Street-cents.com was started!

Recently an interesting article written by Seth Goden said the first 200 posts are the toughest. Not sure if that was true here, but it did take some time to get organized into the current three times per week posts and the discovery of subject matter –

Our Writings

Being shorter format here, when you guys show interest it spurs Newsletter articles, future ideas (Part 2 or 3) and deeper dives into similar subjects.

All of our posts are original such the occasional spelling mistakes, apologies!

Articles are posted M W F at 10:30 AM central time.

What a great way to pivot into subject matter based on YOUR interests.

What a great way to deliver information to a lot of people at once…

What a great way to speak to everyone during trying economic or market times…

Subjects are so various we know not all will apply, our hope is to cover so much ground that we eventually hit everyone…

We do this for information, education, self clarity, communication, and to let you guys know whats going on in our lives …

20190309_162121191_iOSWhen do posts get written?

Mostly at very odd times – The majority of this post was written during an early am rain delayed tennis tournament from a hotel room while waiting for it to dry- not kidding – not sure why the ideas pop up, but an attempt to get the information down here as it occurs seems to make for the best posts!

Why Videos?

Video is to get you even more the spirit of what our subject matter and for those less likely to read, but visually or audibly inclined…

We love it when you comment –

Please share with your friends!

We are complimented, and honored to have you take just a few minutes out of your day to read/listen to our thoughts.

Have a Great “Why We Write” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

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 !
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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.



Big Data … Searching our Blog, Street-Cents, for Information, Two fast and easy ways

This post will make the 1304, yes,  THIRTEEN HUNDRED AND FOURTH post. Never thought it would be so much fun to inform, define views, hold folks accountable, and just speak our minds occasionally.

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Constantly we look back at our posts for information, not only our views, but in almost every post we have a link to sources, the initial data, and peripheral information making a review of the deep dive we did to present you the post easily accessible.

How to search http://www.street-cents.com for information, two easy ways:

Both search methods are simple and near the same area of the page on our street-cents home page.

Broad Search by Topic

A Broad Topic Search can be completed by scrolling to the “Category” tab on the right side of the main page of our blog and clicking the topic of your choice. The results will be all posts related to the topic.

Specific Search by Word

A more specific search can be accomplished by again scrolling to the right side of our blog site and entering a key word in the “Search Our Posts” section.

Example 1. By searching in Category > “Estate Planning” you will get our most recent posts which are :

  1. Just How Complicated is the Probate Process?
  2. Job Change or Retirement? Here is a great reminder checklist
  3. Coming Soon ANOTHER Sizzling New Vault Feature – Estate Planning Flow Chart (Clients)

And if you continue scrolling, the auto update feature of our blog site will continue to bring up tons of historical posts, all about Estate Planning.

Example 2. By entering “401k” in our “Search Our Posts” section, you will get the following:

  1. What to do if you overfund your 401k/Retirement Plan and how to prevent it from happening!
  2. 401k Reminder – Friday – Travels Abound
  3. Time to confirm you are maxing your retirement plans — 401k, 403(b), 457 type plans!

And once again by scrolling down, you will see literally dozens of articles, sources, data and links to the details we researched when presenting the post originally.

We utilize these search features constantly ourselves, and thought it would be handy to share our secret with you! Hope you enjoy … Happy easily research/reviewing!

Have a great “Searchable Information” Monday!

John A. Kvale, CFA, CFP

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

Newsletter, June Update, Partial Week Office Hours

The Q 3 2013 Newsletter is well underway and should go to print and web posting early next week. We may decide to call this Newsletter the “Fixed Income Report” as the bulk of the articles are directed towards fixed income given our concerns, and the interest rate movements of late. Of course there will be ample discussions of our Axel Merk roundtable as well.

June 2013 and Mid Year update

We are putting the final touches on the high points of June,  a longer term mid year review and rest of the year look out. With Donald in town last week we unsuccessfully attempted to shoot the video last Friday, but could not work the time in. You are stuck with just me again..haha

Office Hours July 4 2013

We will be closed early on Wednesday July 3, 2103 and Cathy will be off on FourthofJulyFriday. Donald and I will be here briefly Friday July 5 2013 either in person or electronically but we expect more happenings at the swimming pools and beaches around the country than the capital markets.

Have a Great Monday!

John Kvale

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225