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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This is just a quick note to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a joyful holiday season. I would like to thank all of you for your support throughout the year. I’ll be spending today hosting Christmas dinner for family and friends. Fortunately, my brother from South Florida is helping me.

I just have one small banking tip that’s holiday related. Over the Thanksgiving Day weekend I told my brother about those PenFed CDs. The deal interested him so he joined PenFed, his first credit union, and he purchased the 5-year CD online. I forgot to tell him he could have avoided joining the military association since I was already a PenFed member. Oh well, the association cost is small. So if you mention the PenFed deal (or any credit union deal) to immediate family members, don’t forget to let them know they can join via your family bond.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

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Comment #1 by 51hh posted on
Happy Holidays to all.

Thanks so much Ken/partner for your hard work to make us a little richer and happier:-)

Comment #2 by anon (anonymous) posted on
Ken, sounds like you owe your bro about $20 :-)

Seriously though, thank you so much for this great site! You've helped a whole lot of people.

No way Santa will be bringing you coal this year.

Comment #3 by Anonymous posted on
Merry Christmas Ken to you, your family and friends! Thanks so much for everything

Comment #4 by Kenny M. (anonymous) posted on
Kenny M.
Merry Christmas, Ken!  Thank you for all of your outstanding work. 

Comment #5 by Anonymous posted on
Great site for banking info, Marry Christmas.

Comment #6 by Anonymous posted on
Thank you very much for all your hard work and generosity, Ken.  I've learned so much from you and your blog has guided me toward lots of good decision making, which I've also passed on to my grown sons.  Hope you and your family have a delicious and fun Christmas!

Comment #7 by Anonymous posted on
Yes I visit this great site daily, 365 days a year, happy holidays!

Comment #8 by dave9354 posted on
Thank you so very much for all your great work on the website. I do not know what we would do without you Ken. You are a trusted soul in this crazy financial world!

Comment #9 by Rosedala posted on
And, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours, with thanks for your continuous and reliable help.  Also a Healthy, Safe and Prosperous New Year!    :o)     Rosedala

Comment #10 by Shorebreak posted on
Thanks Ken and back at y'all.

Comment #11 by Ally posted on
Ken thank you for everything. I don't know of a site that has helped anyone as much as yours has. I continue to tell everyone about this site I start with reward checking accounts because that catches their attention. 

Comment #12 by Richard B. Thall (anonymous) posted on
Richard B. Thall
I am 88 yrs. young (89 on Jan.the 2nd) and owe some of my financial independence to your advice and tips.  I finally gave in a few yrs. ago and started opening out of town CD's.  Good thing, cause the local brick and mortars were paying nothing, still the case.  Thank you again.  You have really helped me.

Richard T.

Comment #13 by 10094DD posted on
Happy Holidays, Ken!  We are all so grateful for your efforts over the years.  You have changed lives.  

My 7-year, 6.25% APY PenFed certificate matures next month.  Thank goodness I learned about this deal from you--it saved me from putting that money into mutual funds that I likely would have sold in panic as the market bottomed in 2008-2009.  Big thanks to you for getting me through that period unscathed.  Best wishes for a great 2014, Ken.

Comment #14 by Anonymous posted on
Happy New Year to Ken and to everyone who posts on this most valuable website.  Ken, thank you for all your hard work; you save us so much time and effort.  Let's hope the new year brings higher interest rates for all of us savers, who have borne the brunt of the policies of the Federal Reserve for the last 5 or so years!

Comment #15 by Anonymous posted on
Thank you Ken, your website is invaluable to me! Your hard work is sincerely appreciated by the 'savers'.

Comment #16 by Anonymous posted on
 Happy holidays Ken, you do a first rate job.  Wishing you one of those 1 billion  dollars buyout offers that seem so ubiquitous  these days!