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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


This is just a short post 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.

I do have one small banking tip that’s holiday related. If someone in your family belongs to a credit union, you are typically eligible to join that credit union. For most credit unions, only immediate family members can join this way. Immediate family usually includes grandparents, parents, spouses, siblings, grandchildren, and children. In some cases, credit unions allow most all family members to join this way, including uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

So when you’re meeting with family for the holidays, you may want to see if there are any credit unions you can join via a family member. Also, if you’re informing an immediate family member about a deal that you have participated in, like the 17-month special CD at Navy Federal, remember that they can join through you. They don’t need to join an association to qualify for membership. In 2013, my brother joined the National Military Family Association to become a PenFed member so he could get that 3.04% 5-year CD. I was already a PenFed member, and I had forgotten to inform my brother that he was eligible for PenFed membership based on my membership.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

Anonymous   |     |   Comment #1
Ken, our family wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas!!!!!!
ray1958   |     |   Comment #2
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Ken. You do a great job!
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #3
Merry Christmas to you Ken and your entire family, You do a wonderful service and are so very helpful! Happy New Year !
R   |     |   Comment #4
Merry Christmas Ken! I have 2 bank bonuses coming next month to help me pay for presents, thanks to your site. I appreciate all the work you do to help all of us become better savers. Wishing you a prosperous 2017!
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #5
Thank you Ken for all the great work keeping us informed. Your service is truly invaluable.
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #6
Thanks, Ken. You do a wonderful job with your website.
James Plakey
James Plakey   |     |   Comment #7
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family! You do a fantastic job that brings Christmas Cheer to all of us throughout the year and we truly appreciate it!!!
Bozo   |     |   Comment #8
As a long-time reader of your site, I will attest you have brought us many "presents" over the past decade or so. So, credit where credit is due, you are the "Santa" who brings gifts throughout the year. Your gifts are knowledge, education, and information. Those gifts are priceless. Thanks, Santa.
FresnoMan   |     |   Comment #9
I heartily agree, Bozo. So much so, that I consider Ken a part of my immediate family! A very profitable year to you Ken and to ALL the readers of You ALL contribute as well.
Carpline   |     |   Comment #10
Thanks Ken for all the hard work and great information, day in and day out. Btw, nice pic of the lights on your house. ;)
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #11
Happy Holidays. Thank you so much for all the info you have provided us over the years. Right now I'm working on joining NFCU so hopefully that will work out.
Ally6770   |     |   Comment #12
Ken the information, the tips, and all of the help you have given each of us throughout the years is too difficult to put into words to thank you. Yours was the very first site I went to when I was finally able to get dial-up internet. THANK YOU KEN are not words expressing all we need to say to you. I surely hope that you realize what you have done for so many people. I hope you, your family and friends had a wonder time together.
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #13
Yes you surely perform a sterling civil & civic job, Mr. Tumin: such that you needn't strive nor stress for the gold. To your good health, the first wealth, in 2017. Blessings to your family.
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #14
Merry Christmas and happy new year Ken! Your site is #1 on my list to find the highest bank and CD rates in the country. Also thanks to all of the contributors who post in the bank promotion section!

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