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How Much to Tip? Restaurant, Transportation, Hotel … Personal funny notes …

Break In – Jogging season has arrived in full force … tend to be chatty after a long jog, especially in the cool weather… funny personal stories … warned!

With the “Tax Month” aka April, almost over, a monthly video review coming your way, and travel season nearing….

Our friends at Visual Capitalist came through with a three part graph that we just could not pass up…


World Restaurants – How much to tip?

Funny personal story – while on a trip in one of the much lesser foreign tipping countries below….

Could not figure out why the great service at the bar …

Then bar tenders began fighting over our service as we rounded up, not only in a lesser tipping country, but a foreign misunderstood currency that was WAY too much… But … GREAT service for sure! ooops

Transportation – Taxi aka Lyft Uber

Another personal insight – The earlier or more unusual the time, the better the tip –

Running late and made it for sure a good tip (rare late arrival, but has happened)

Always a good tip, as any lost or left behind items seem to find its way back quickly – very frequent when the kids were younger!

Hotel Tips Protocol

As a family we try to always leave things nicer than the way we found them… especially in the individual owner world of Airbnb or VRBO —

Always leave a nice tip for everyone…again similar to transportation, the large numbers of power cords, video game accessories and “Unique” personal items that have made their way back more than compensate!

Told ya that jog makes for chatty! ha

Have a Great “Know Your Tip amount” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.



Speaking Event This Saturday, Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium (TIPS)

This Saturday (2-17-12) I will be a guest speaker at an annual student investment event.  The Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium event, (TIPS) that brings together students from various universities in Texas and surrounding states, wishing to further their skills in portfolio management, and investment analysis, occurs this Saturday.

This year’s headline guest speaker, Dr. Harvey Rosenblum, executive VP of research at the Dallas Fed, should make for an interesting outlook on the current economic situation and trends along with an inspiration to the students.

Dr. Harvey Rosenblum

I will be speaking alongside my fellow wonderful portfolio manager, friend, and co-organizer of the TIPS event, Leah Bennet, of King Investment Advisors.  Given our theme “In the Trenches of Private Wealth Management with Leah and John” the event should be great fun.

On Tuesday, as I had a less than quiet Valentines day lunch with my 1st grade daughter, along with 75+ other kids, I could envision our collective future society and innovators in the next couple of decades. This Saturday will bring the same thoughts, except with a shorter time line for many of these students.

It is great to give back, and an honor to be asked to share knowledge with such a great group of individuals and students.

Have a Great Day!