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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.



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.




Summer Trips … App review … Unique Service Teaser … Our Post Schedule Reminder for some curious in the field …

We know many of you are taking your first (much deserved) trip of the summer … some are already on their trip.

Cruise, family, relocation, beach, cooler climates in the North…just to name a few…

Enjoy! You deserve it!

App Re-Review

Shortly we will re-review a neat App that will make its second appearance in this Tripitquarters coming Newsletter as it has been updated and we have over a year of usage under our belt. The premium version has paid for itself in cost and convenience MANY times over… worth the re-review …

Tennis – Texas Grand Slam

Speaking of trips …Today we take a trip that will hopefully extend into some length. The biggest Texas Junior Tennis tournament of the year begins tomorrow in a small west Texas tennis-2042723__340town. With over 1000 juniors not including parents and siblings, caravanning to the small town, hotels and evening dining spots are at a premium….

In true pro-like format – Play until you have two singles losses and one doubles — then pack your bags and go home!

Unique Service Teaser

As announced earlier here, While the cat is away the mice will not play – Monday we announce our Unique Summer Fun Service that will hopefully put some extra money in your pocket — Yes Money directly into your pocket.

Hopefully we have your interest!

Here is a hint …


Watch for Monday’s Post… this is going to be fun!

Shhhh … Blog Post Schedule Reminder

Shhhh …. Don’t tell anyone, but we post every Monday Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 AM Central time … If you are not getting a post on these days, check your spam filter as we occasionally find our hard work and bright ideas end up in the junk file – oh no!

Ok … maybe too much coffee this am, or maybe excitement for the Tournament … either way … It’s a Friday, heading into a wonderful sunny summer weekend, enjoy yours, talk to you next week!

Have a Great Summer Friday Day! Safe Travels to All!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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



Q 4 2017 Newsletter Video Audio Podcast Review By John Kvale

Welcome to our Video and Audio Podcast Review of our Q 4 2017 Newsletter. For those on the road or just unable to grab the time to read, our podcast type review gives you the behind the scenes insight to our thoughts, observations and deep views of the entire Newsletter.

Click here for direct link to an electronic version (an early peek-good ole fashion paper versions are on their way to you shortly) and here for our Newsletter page

Let’s get going!

Q 4 2017 Newsletter

International Market Analysis

In a quest for value, it may be appearing overseas with our friends across the pond. Our core article of the newsletter discusses P/E Price Earnings along with the more smoothed CAPE or cyclically adjusted price earnings which is just a 10 year average ratio. With multiple looks at a long awaited possible long term positive trend, the next 3-5 years may be in the corner of  our overseas friends.

Tripit our App of the Quarter

After stumbling upon a neat app from a dear friend, “Tripit” makes our app of the quarter. Bet you have no idea just how many different reward programs you are involved … after loading them into our app of the quarter, your life will be easier.  Constant price reviews after the purchase along with multiple handy reminders may make this a fun – non financial review and item for you to try out this quarter.

Equifax Update and To Do’s

Our most popular posts on street-cents.com our blog, was the discussion of the Equifax breach. Our theme “Chillax” if our information had not been comprised before, it will eventually. The best defense in this case is an offensive preparation, BEFORE the next breach.

Break In: Yahoo announce after our discussion much more information had been compromised than originally thought …

Not IF, but WHEN our information is compromised …

1 Minute Video Reviews and Screen Shots

With tons of fun and compliments, our half dozen set of 1 minute video’s also make the Newsletter. If you like to talk like I do, full appreciation for just how hard it is to make a 1 Minute video… haha

Here is a link to our 1 Minute Video Page on our Website

Here is a link to all the Videos here on our blog

Parting Thoughts

Shhhh, we have a secret that we want to tell, but are forbidden for a couple of more weeks. We will only say it is an honor!

Watch for a reminder of our hopefully awesome Saturday Before Thanksgiving-Early November 18 Holiday Party at the Dallas Arboretum from 1-3 pm and free reign of the park until 5! Fun times !!!

Thanks for the time!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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