Happy Holidays from Kung Fu Girl!

by kungfugirl on December 19, 2012

K & M Gingerbread

I wish you a beautiful, magical, joyous holiday filled with love, peace, and joy!

My dear friends, I am shutting down for the holidays (but only for the holidays…I will be back with lots to share with you in the New Year!)

As a beautiful mentor of mine says, my sweet Kung Fu Kids need me to stop looking at my computer and look directly at them for awhile, and my soul needs the same. Kung Fu Guy is on an exceedingly rare break from his own work (a “planned shutdown”) and the Kung Fu Kids are off from school, so I am taking a rare family holiday and hope that you have the opportunity to do the same and spend some beautiful time with your loved ones.

K and M Gingerbread

Happy Holidays from the Kung Fu Kids!

A million prayers that peace and love carry you and your family joyously into the New Year!

Happy holidays and much love to you and yours,

— Kung Fu Girl

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Genaro December 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

Best of the Holiday Season for you and your family. You deserve the break. Thank you for your advise and information through out the year and hope you continue to provide useful and simple information for the individual investor. Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year. God Bless


kungfugirl December 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Thank you Genaro!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, too! I sound like the Terminator (LOL) but… “I’ll be baaaaaack….” :)

Have a beautiful (and yes, prosperous) New Year and I’ll see you on the other side in just a week or two!

God Bless and Happy Holidays!



Diane Aksten December 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Happy Holidays to you Kung Fu Girl and your family–so happy to have found you this past year through my own mentor, Mark Ford!



kungfugirl December 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Happy Holidays to you, too, Diane, and I’m so glad you’re here! Have a beautiful holiday season and see you in 2013!

Love and peace,


Jaime Escobar December 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Thank for sharing this valuable information. Knowledge and getting the courage to apply it is my commitment and you are helping me with that. Enjoy this Christmas Season and have fun with your family!


kungfugirl December 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Thank you for the nice words Jaime! I am so glad I can help, and I wish you a beautiful Christmas season filled with love and joy! Happy holidays, and see you in 2013!



Gary in Aussie December 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I notice many Americans have a “Happy Holidays” greeting at Christmas time instead of the greeting I was bought up with “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. Is this an attempt to push aside the real reason we celebrate Christmas? It is a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Do you have another name for other religious groups holidays?
For the Muslims Ramadan “Happy Fasting Holiday?”
So Kung Fu Girl my greeting to you and your family.
Wishing you a mere kirihimete me nga mihinui o te tau hau 2013
(Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013)

“Have you heard about Bradley the brown nosed reindeer?
He’s as fast as Rudolf the red nose reindeer; he just can’t stop as quick”.


kungfugirl December 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Hi Gary!

First of all, hilarious joke :D Thank you! :)

And yes, here in the San Francisco Bay Area anyway (I can’t speak for the rest of America), we know a lot of people who celebrate a lot of different holidays…so it’s easier (and less offensive) to say “Happy Holidays” rather than Merry Christmas or Happy Hannukah, etc.

But your post is so timely! Just yesterday I read this from Ben Stein (this is the “real” version from Snopes…not the version going around Facebook…):


Ben Stein, a Jew, wonders where the idea of America becoming an “explicitly atheist” country came from, and talks about how as a Jewish person he is not offended if he drives by a nativity scene, or if someone wishes him “Merry Christmas”– he understands the spirit of the intent and is as happy seeing the nativity scene on one street corner as he is about seeing the menorah on the next block, because hey, that’s America, and we have many different people here who celebrate many different religions.

Hopefully atheists aren’t offended at these symbols, either– I have several atheist friends, a ton of Jewish friends, a bunch of Indian friends, some Muslim friends, several Buddhist friends, and many Christian friends, too, and we all seem to get along no matter what happy thought I wish them. (How can you get upset when someone wishes you love, peace, and joy?) :-)

Sometimes the whole “PC” thing goes a bit too far!

I grew up with Merry Christmas, like you, and so that is what I wish for you….a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! <3

I truly enjoy having you be part of our Kung Fu Finance community and thank you for keeping it real from “Down Under”!

Have a beautiful, blessed, joyous, AWESOME holiday season! :)


PS– I am going to tell your reindeer joke many times in the next few weeks! :)


Chris Hampson December 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Merry Christmas from the UK.
You have a lovely Pair of Girls there,you want to spend as much time as possible with them,they grow up far to fast.
Thanks for your valuable insights.


kungfugirl December 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Thank you Chris!

Merry Christmas to you, too, and have a wonderful holiday season! Thank you so much for your nice words…I will see you in 2013!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!



steve December 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

happy holidays to you kung fu girl and your family steve


kungfugirl December 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thank you Steve!

Happy holidays to you and yours, too! I wish you a blessed, joyous beautiful holiday season….filled with prosperity, too, of course! :)



Steve December 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

ahhh, so politically correct. bahhh

Merry Xmas, and ah Happy New Year. Felice Navidad. and so forth.


kungfugirl December 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Merry Christmas Steve!!!! :-)

And Happy New Year!!! There, much less PC, LOL. (I just posted to Gary above about Ben Stein…I agree the whole PC thing gets a bit overdone sometimes!) :)

I *love* having you as part of our Kung Fu Finance community and hope you have an absolutely fantastic holiday. I will be thinking of you and I wish you a lovely Christmas and New Year filled with peace, love, happiness (and of course, prosperity!).



Lisa December 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Susan! I admire you and all that you do. Enjoy some well deserved time off.

Btw I couldn’t help but notice the pic in the background on the bookshelf. Princess Leia and Han Solo? Disneyland? I have one just like it! ;)


George from Denver December 20, 2012 at 1:40 am

Happy Holidays, KFG!
Still stuck in Denver, but my infected leg is almost healed, and I’m at the point where I’m fighting with the movers now. Have you tried the recipe yet? I was thinking about it, and realized that I had left out the orange liqueur (about 2 ounces) because of the children. But I forgot to replace it with anything. Try a couple teaspoons of orange oil (Boyajian’s) which you can get at any Sur la Table or Williams Sonoma. This can be a magical time of year, and I wish everyone to have that magical respite. Then back to the great game!

Regrds and felicitations to you and your loved ones from
George from Denver


Paul Everett December 23, 2012 at 12:30 am

Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Gary in Aussie December 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Kia Ora Kung Fu Girl,
Found the ultimate PC correct greeting for any occasion.
Kai pai tou ra
(Have a great day)

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year……..

I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my friends and colleagues, but it is difficult in today’s world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with my lawyer yesterday, and on advice I wish to say the following :

Please accept with no obligation , implied or implicit , my best wishes for an environmentally conscious , socially responsible ,low stress , non addictive , gender neutral celebration of the summer solstice holiday practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious / secular persuasions and / or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all .

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2013 , but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great ( not to imply that New Zealand is necessarily greater than any other country ) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee .

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms :

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her / him or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher .

Best Regards ( without prejudice )

Name withheld ( Privacy Act ).


Stephen Wilson January 5, 2013 at 6:10 am

Hello KFG,
I hope you enjoyed this past holiday season and had plenty of time being with family members during this time of year.
I did also, but now is a new year and it’s time to get down to business.
I took your advice and changed my 401k to a Roth, taxes hurt, but I’m in a better position to make and KEEP my hard earned dollars.
I will be following your advice this year and hope to do well with my returns and profits. I felt so empowered when I purchased some of the best “blue chips stock” yesterday at quite a discount. All where showing great trends and I’ve applied trailing stops for all my positions, thank-you for all the great writing that you provide. I call it straight shooting from the hip! No nonsense, only good actionable advice.
I’m glad I found you before 2012 was gone.
Kindest Regards, Stephen


Darryl January 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

This younger generation 20-35yrs. Old needs to know this info & the evils of wall street & certain brokers.Nothing of substance is taught in h.s. nor college, just how to become a debt slave!


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