So, I am getting double-charged right now, since my CSSLP cycle starts January and my SSCP cycle starts March, and I just paid both of them for last year at the end of December. And now I also have to pay for them for this year. I may wait until the end of June! 🙂 Growing pains with change...
After that, though, I save $40 a year on the pair ($100 for CSSLP + $65 for SSCP replaced by $125 for (ISC)²).
This might encourage earning more (ISC)² certifications after you have your first one, since now both AMFs paid and CPEs earned can count across all certifications.
But Paul @Radioteacher, unless you are super-close to retirement, I would not count on $125 for life!! 🙂