Monday is Move Your Money Out Day of Action! See below to see how you can help.
Want to participate in the Occupy Movement but don’t quite feel ready to march or protest? Don’t worry, there are many other ways to disempower the financial institutions which form a virtual shadow government that subverts the will of the people.
You can move your money.
Late last year, sick of being charged a $3. overdraft fee on a $2 cup of coffee, I decided that I didn’t want HSBC - recipient of $3.5 billion of taxpayer-funded bailout money from AIG - to continue to nickel and dime me, so I opened an account at Ally and directed my paycheck to be deposited there. It was that simple. Now, when I receive $2 statements from HSBC, I laugh. They’re not taking my money any more.