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Who Drinks the Most Beer? …. Visual Capitalist …

Almost hit you with …

“A hotter than expected CPI (Consumer Price Index) led market participant selling yesterday!”

Heck that is old news and news we expected and items we have been talking about a lot AND will talk about in our coming Newsletter….. We are prepared….

How about some fun?

Who Drinks the Most Beer?

From our favorite friends at Visual Capitalist

How about Per Capita

Go Czech republic go Wow! 28th Consecutive Winning Year…. Wow Wow!

Have a Great “Beer Consumption Informed” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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The Most and Least Livable Cities Globally … Light Viewing to Start the week … From Visual Capitalist …

From our favorite interesting facts website and friends, Visual Capitalists ….

While promising a lighter week last Friday, the month passed faster than thought, mandating our Monthly review mid week…. so a bit heavier than promised… with travels on the Docket this week and a Long Holiday Weekend… Friday will be light for sure!

But heck it is a Monday and this is a neat light start to the week…. while very quantitative, you need to be a very worldly person to have an opinion ….. no USA locations made the list!

From the Article ….

This map uses annual rankings from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

A Quick Note on Methodology

The ranking attempts to assess which cities across the globe provide the best living conditions, by assigning a score on 30 quantitative and qualitative measures across the five categories with the following weightings:

  1. Healthcare (20%)
  2. Culture & Environment (25%)
  3. Stability (25%)
  4. Education (10%)
  5. Infrastructure (20%)

Have a Great “Best and Worst Cities” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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The Salary You Need to Buy a Home in U.S. Cities … Can you guess which City is the highest?

Another cool graphic, from our friends at Visual Capitalist, that sources the salary needed for various locations across the country.

Not surprisingly, silicon valley a.k.a. San Jose California is one of the most expensive areas and demands the highest salary.

Noting the itemized top 10 cities in average home price below, what is surprising is New York is outside of the top five. As an observation there are always pockets within certain areas that have extreme prices.

Have a Great “Salary Needed to Buy a Home” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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The domestication of animals, dog really is the best friend?

With some heavy posts as of late and more on the horizon, this fun totally non-financial chart from our best friends at Visual Capitalist hit us over the weekend and we thought we would share it.

Apparently the dog really is the best friend!

Our Cross Eyed Cat will be insulted that a sheep and goat made it before his species….

Have a Great “Domesticated Animal” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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Interesting chart … One we frequently wonder about on what drives Gas Prices at the Pump … from our friends at Visual Capitalist …

Not sure if you are like us, but we’ve long wondered what makes the price of gasoline at the pump change and sometimes so dramatically.

Maybe this topic is more top of mind as with a larger vehicle it’s easy to get to the credit card max for the pump max of $100 this day and age!

Of course spot gas prices are a contributing factor (just over half), but as our friends here at Visual Capitalist point out along with the EIA, there are more factors than just the spot price of gasoline for what we pay at the pump.

Interesting but not surprising location of the Top 10 Largest Refineries… bottom right of chart!

The following from the actual article:

The Four Main Factors

According to the EIA, there are four main factors that influence the price of gas:

  • Crude oil prices (54%)
  • Refining costs (14%)
  • Taxes (16%) 
  • Distribution, and marketing costs (16%)

More than half the cost of filling your tank is influenced by the price of crude oil. Meanwhile, the rest of the price at the pump is split fairly equally between refining costs, marketing and distribution, and taxes.

Have a Great “Now you know how the pumps price of Gasoline occurs“ day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
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Worlds Biggest Wind Turbines … From our Friends at Visual Capitalist …

With Oil prices moving north… noted especially after being away from the local streets for a few days… the following neat graphic from our Friends at Visual Capitalist sent this to our inbox last week…

Neat facts from the article:

Here are four of the biggest wind turbine models on the market right now, the companies that are making them, and where the prototypes are being installed:

ModelCompanyNameplate capacity (MW)LocationHeight (m)Blade Length (m)Rotor Diameter (m)
MySE 16.0-242MingYang Smart Energy16 MW🇨🇳264118242
SG 14-236 DDSiemens Gamesa14 MW🇩🇰Site Specific115236
Haliade-XGeneral Electric14 MW🇳🇱260107220
V236-15.0Vestas15 MW🇩🇰280116236

Have a Great “Wind Turbine” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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Great Chart from Our Friends at Visual Capitalist – Wind Electricity Generation By State … Care to Guess Which State Produces the Most? Surprised

With an annual pilgrimage to the cooler climate, north west and a higher altitude during the month of August … The first family member to see the gigantic Windmills always takes note as sort of a land mark in getting closer….

While we have collectively noticed more of said Windmills, and seeing them sooner… no idea of the country dominance of our southern state in Wind Generation Electricity…

Visual Capitalist – Wind Generation By State

From our Friends Here at Visual Capitalist

For those interested here is a neat video of just how those Windmills (Wind Turbines) work.

Have a Great “Wind Electricity Generating” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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NFT’s (Non-Fungible Tokens) … Explained … Ecosystems

We are certainly not recommending these as an investment, but we are watching the development of NFT’s and as such, thought it worth giving you a little background on them… of course a great chart from our friends at Visual Capitalist set us on our way….

NFT Definition

This from Investopedia

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • NFTs are unique cryptographic tokens that exist on a blockchain and cannot be replicated.
  • NFTs can be used to represent real-world items like artwork and real-estate.
  • “Tokeninzing” these real-world tangible assets allows them to be bought, sold, and traded more efficiently while reducing the probability of fraud.
  • NFTs can also be used to represent peoples identities, property rights, and more.

NFT’s and Their Ecosystems

This great Chart from our friends at Visual Capitalist:

What are NFTs? The NFT Ecosystem, Explained

Have a Great “NFT’s Explained” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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Solar Power by Country 2021, How Solar Panels Work Animation … Neat Education for Possible Energy Production of the Future

With a Holiday shortened week and being out of the office … we still could not keep our fingers off the keyboard….

After multiple talks recently about Solar, Solar Panels, Use, and the Creation of Solar Power…. this neat chart from you guessed it our friends at Visual Capitalist here hit our in box….

With a quick search on YouTube, a neat how panels work video follows at the bottom….

Solar Power by Country

Here is the top ten detailed breakdown…

As mentioned above, this animation from a neat YouTube site called Lesics and explains how Solar Cells work.

Have a Great “All about Solar” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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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.

jkfinancialinc

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