A Step-by-Step Guide to Leaving Your Big Predatory Bank

If you've been complaining about the sins of the financial industry for the past few years, here's your chance to fight back.

A major goal of the Occupy Wall Street protest that's been happening in New York City for nearly a month is to teach the banks that ruined America a lesson. The financial industry's pursuit of money at all costs is a large part of why the United States is suffering today, but their "too big to fail" power is so intimidating as to confuse people wondering how to punish them for their unethical practices. Bank Transfer Day may be the solution everyone is looking for.

Bank Transfer Day is a grassroots effort to get anyone upset with large predatory banks to move their money to nonprofit credit unions by Saturday, November 5. People vote with their dollars far more often than they vote at the polls, and taking your money away from an institution with which you disagree is perhaps the best way to get back at big banks. Money talks to these people, so how about making your money silent?

Because completely shifting your finances can be a daunting task, communications firm Fearless Revolution has come up with a detailed step-by-step guide to leaving your big bank and joining a credit union. The final step: "Stand in front of a full-length mirror. Admire yourself. You've earned it."

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