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TripIt – Re-review of our App of the Quarter – Its already paid for itself many times over!

With travel season in full throttle go mode … We thought it timely to update you on an App of the Quarter we did in our Newsletter about a year ago … We will feature it in our coming Newsletter too … it is super neat and deserves the space in our opinion!!

Re-Introducing TripIt — A Second Appearance App of the Quarter

It does not take too many of these notifications to pay for the ~$50 annual pro-version of this app — Kinda like getting a nice present out of no where.

 

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Not sure about you guys, but once the flight is booked, the trip usually falls to the back of the importance line – not with this handy – keeping you frugal app …. It keeps on checking the prices.

I called Southwest and was happily give a credit against my account under the confirmation number. The credit made the next short flight across Texas free!

Look for more detailed review in the Newsletter as this App also has some very neat time departure and check-in time related and cool mapping features for finding lounges in various airports…

Hat tip again to SW for showing this neat tool!

Have a Great “Efficient Traveling” Day!

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

 

 

 

Handy Travel Helper … Gas Pump Side, Texas Grand Slam, Friday

Have you ever been in a rental car and could not figure out which side of the car the gas pump is on?

Heck, maybe you are driving a friend or family members car and wanted to return the vehicle topped full of gas?

Of course when you pull into the station there is a line in front and behind you and you do not have time to think about getting out of the car to look…so you take your 50/50 chance only to find out you guessed wrong!

We have a secret for you!

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See that little Arrow next to the gas pump, in this case pointing to the Right?

Yep, that’s the side of the car your gas is on! Go figure!!

Why the heck did someone not show me that sooner? Hat Tip CS !

Texas Grand Slam Junior Tennis Tournament

Starting today, (our gang leaves tomorrow- including Chacca the dog) over 1200 junior tennis players age 12-18 in Texas converge in a small town in Western part of the state … raising the population by more than all Hotels and Restaurants can handle (some friends are staying 30 miles away due to lack of availability).

In a true Win or Go Home format …. with the former occurring repeatedly the event could last for 10 days … Wow !! Not to worry, there is a one stop Greyhound back if needed… Not Kidding!!

Needless to say, the travel schedule is interesting next week… But they have internet and we have a big technology upgrade going on next week… All good !

Ahhhh…that is next week and today is a Friday heading into and early Summer weekend … enjoy yours and we will talk to you next week with more Sneak Peeks from some cool Newsletter articles!

Have a Great Friday/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

Newsletter Near the Presses – Neat topics-

Our editor is finishing up our regular Quarterly newsletter. This Newsletter offers some very timely topics, including some that are hitting the headlines right now.

Sentiment Rises

In an article titled “Everybody is Happy” we discuss various readings from the University of Michigan Consumer Surveys that show sentiment rising in multiple areas. Just by chance the following poll, from Gallup was just released… totally different poll…same result…

An all time high for this poll!

Russia- Putin

In one of our more lengthy articles, former Prime Minister of UK, David Cameron speaks candidly about Russia and Putin. With activity over the weekend occurring in Russia, another timely topic! Cameron’s interesting takes on Putin and his actions were very insightful.

Travel Tips

We offer three travel tips that may save you time, angst and money over the coming months as many of us non-regular travelers (present party included) hit the road.

The first tip, on how to help protect yourself when renting a car is from a recent and still pending situation earlier this year. Always glad to use personal experiences to warn and help others !

So we have teased the Newsletter enough, we will get it to the presses and publish it here soon along with our Video/Podcast review!

Have a Great 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