We know from firsthand experience how grassroots efforts can ultimately move mountains and elect Presidents. Now, we have an opportunity to take back control of our money and help put an end to the era of "too big to fail" banking.
Check out this website: www.moveyourmoney.info.
It was started recently by a group of friends gathered around the dinner table, lamenting the condition of the current banking system and speculating how they might help create a saner, more stable financial system. A financier in the group suggested that they all move their money from Wall Street banks to smaller community banks.
The dinner party also included a filmmaker, who pointed out the parallel between the current banking crisis and the plot of the holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." In the film, the small community bank stands with its customers against the powerful and greedy banker, Mr. Potter. In turn, the community helps save their small bank from being taken over.
Watch the four-minute video at moveyourmoney.info. Then, just enter your zipcode and you'll see a list of stable banks in your community. Credit unions are also an excellent alternative. I have many friends who swear by them.
Let's stop letting large gluttonous banks gut our accounts and our credit.
It's up to each one of us to do our part, move our money and spread the word.
They say that money talks--let's show Wall Street that it talks even louder when it walks!