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Social Media Legend – Two Cool Comparitive Charts … 2008 versus today … Enjoy your weekend!

Social Media in it's broadest definition touches us all in one way or another.

You reading this, and us publishing, is a form of social media!

We found it very interesting to see what Social Media looked like nearly a decade ago.

From the cool sight of Visual Capitalist and authors noted:

Social Media Legend 2008

Of course a lot has changed … lot's of mergers, deaths and faded memories!

Social Media Today

We are interested in reviewing as many of these are news to us.

Enjoy your weekend!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP
Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
http://www.jkfinancialinc.com
http://www.street-cents.com

How we spend our Money, a 75 year comparison….

A while back I wrote an article for credit.com which included a section on spending habits and the amount of funds we spend on different items in this country. (Here is the full article.)

From our friends at Howmuch.net and Visual Capitalist

This updated and more neatly compiled chart shows our spending trends over the past 75 years.

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Scanning the chart from left to right, can you tell which has risen the most?

Of course, far right… Would that be Healthcare? … With all the banter, surely .. Nope!

How about Food? It certainly costs more to feed a family these days … Nope!

Housing, you got it, Housing costs have soared … this fits into our mantra of the latest Newsletter main theme

Be careful out there!

Have a Great 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

 

The Importance of Energy Companies to the US Economy

Not so many quarters ago with oil booming and the price of oil going to $144/barrel many including ourselves may have missed the importance of Energy Companies on the US as well as global economy.

Here  we reiterated that we thought the trickle down effect may be much greater than many had once thought.

Another Great View from Visual Capitalist

Take a moment to let this chart digest…it truly is amazing.

If you have been following us long you know we love to mix different opinions especially when they point the same direction- this from Factset..

Without Energy, the S&P 500 earnings would be much less.

Before complaining about that fill up… remember these two items.

Have a Great “Energy Growth” 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

 

All you need to know about the French Election Run Off, a Two Round Election Process

Every once in a while we run into a simple comprehensive description of something complicated or confusing. Visual Capitalist continues to amaze us with this fantastic summary of the French Run Off election.

In France if there is not a majority winner in the initial election, there is a second, “Run Off” election that decides the nomination. The following summary is a great thorough comparison of the two final candidates.

Recalling our chance visit with David Cameron, here, his view was that a Le Pen win might further the fragmentation of the European Union. From the summary below, one can see why this is the case.

Time will tell!

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

 

Who owns the internet ?

This is a neat chart from our friend at VisualCapitalist.com

Note that google YouTube is # 2, behind google itself… had no idea Youtube was that popular…

See any of your favorites ?

 

100-websites-rule-internet

Hard to believe Yahoo cannot get on its feet with a number 5 ranking ?

Have a “More Informed Internet Ownership” 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