Move Your Money

If your financial advisers are supposed to work as fiduciaries (that is, putting your interests ahead of their own), yet support presidential candidates who want to make us second class citizens again, are they really serving your best interests?
If you're above the poverty line, this article is sure to show you that you don't have it so bad after all. There's much
It's been five years. I'm still sitting by the phone waiting for him to call. In case you don't know who Jamie Dimon is, he
Ordinary people are still just important to being the driving force for free market discipline today as they were in 2009. You can never have too much transparency when looking at "boring banks."
Communities across the country can easily utilize a CIRC system for assessing the banks that serve them.
The lessons from this event underscore some of the rules of business today -- rules that echo basic tenets of trust and good, old-fashioned customer service. Simply put, customer relationships do not begin and end at the transaction.
What if $2 trillion dollars of corporate, brokerage and fund money began to migrate back to Main Street using the full 7,800+ population of banks instead of hyper-concentrating in under 100 too big to fail institutions?
Starting this week, the bank will no longer allow electronic deposits or debits to reopen a closed checking account, according
Even Warren Buffett wasn’t enough to bring out Wall Street’s finest for an Obama fundraiser hosted by the Oracle of Omaha
Part of the gap is made up by online and mobile banking, but credit unions also are trying to leverage bank churn to attract
"We...recognize that we're only as good as our last interaction and we remain committed to putting our customers at the center
But if the recent past is any indicator, very few consumers will pull the trigger. But instead of engineering a bank switch
Shouldn't money have some relation to actual wealth? Isn't wealth not just numbers on a screen, but something like those things and services that meet human desires, produced by labor and using the fruits of the Earth?
In December 2009, my friend Arianna Huffington called with this idea to educate "ordinary" people about the financial system. We called that project "Move Your Money" and the tool has been running ever since.
Globally, a burgeoning movement for local, cooperatively owned and community-oriented banks is blazing the trail toward a new, sustainable form of banking.
The "New Economy Movement" is a far-ranging coming together of organizations, projects, activists, theorists and ordinary citizens committed to rebuilding the American political-economic system from the ground up.
When individuals, religious institutions and local and state governments decide to move their money, it puts direct pressure on banks and on the federal government to change their policies. Cities and states have incredible leverage if they chose to use it.
The goal: to wrest control of our democracy back from the robber barons and CEOs that systematically block any effort to create an economy and a body politic that serves the needs of the vast majority of Americans and not the elite few.