Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Move Your Money - A National Week of Action

I've blogged about the importance of moving your money from the large corporate banks and Wall Street institutions to local banks and credit unions.  In this blog post about local banking, I provided some criteria for choosing a local bank.  In this blog post, I addressed the Move Your Money movement and provided some links to useful information and resources.  
Now, the Occupy Portland movement is asking supporters to remove their money from the Wall Street banks this week, and to move that money to a community bank.  I hope you will join me in this collective action. 
If we, the 99 %, removed our money from the big banks, we will send a clear message that conscious consumers will not support the unethical business practices of the mega banks. The 1% will take notice. 
As we know, there are better alternatives than big banks. Safe, convenient credit unions and smaller, local banks can supply all the services you need.  People protesting in Occupy Portland are sacrificing safety, home, and family time to shed light on the terrible abuses the banks have perpetrated on all of us.  However, the occupiers cannot do it alone; we all need to work together.  It is time for you to put your money where your mouth, soul and future are. So here is the plan:
·      Open a new account at a local credit union or small local bank.
·      Transfer your funds to the new account from your by bank account by Nov 5th
·      Follow your big bank’s procedure for closing your accounts.
It's that easy!
Here are some important pieces that will help clarify why this is so important and motivate you to move forward:
 
1If you want to know more about this grassroots movement please see this ABC's World News Tonight report click here:
 
2. Check out this cool video about the project to move your money here: http://moveyourmoneyproject.org/watch-video
Also check out there website here: http://moveyourmoneyproject.org/
 
3. If you want to know the difference between banks and credit unions click here:  
 
4. If you want to find a local small banks and credit unions click here (Note that this document is dated August 2010 and information may have changed):
5. If you want to feel the power and pure joy we feel when we fight back, check this out.
Please share this information widely.

5 comments:

Brian C. Setzler said...

Check out this website:

http://oregonbankslocal.org/

Brian Setzler, CPA said...

You can find local banks and credit unions through this website as well:

https://www.hellowallet.com/mym/search.php

Anonymous said...

Try www.oefcu.com. I am a member and love the customer service.

Brisbane accountants said...

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WiseFather said...

I made a video protest recently for my blog. It is quite funny even if you are pro-megabank. I called my credit card's customer service line to do some negotiating. Having a bit of leverage, I thought it presented a great opportunity to mess with them a little and make a few points about the unfairness of the credit card lending system. Since it's a protest at home, I called it my kitchen counterstrike against Bank of America. I think you might enjoy it. http://www.ragingwisdom.com/?p=508