PHILADELPHIA (2/17/15)--About five years ago in an environment of discontent with "too big to fail" banks, a grassroots effort began to encourage American consumers to "move your money" to Main Street financial institutions such as credit unions.
The positive message "Move Your Money," founded by The Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington, had grown quiet in recent years, giving a personal finance blogger the chance to pick up the torch.
"We fundamentally believe in credit unions and small banks," Melissa Robinson, the new owner of the Move Your Money Project, told News Now. She and her husband are filling the revamped MoveYourMoneyProject.org website with new personal finance content while staying true to the original spirit of the importance of smaller financial institutions.
Robinson has an affinity for credit unions based on her experience as a child when employees would come to her school and help students deposit money and fill out their passbooks.
Her pro-credit union feelings grew when she tried to open savings accounts for her children and the "big bank" charged her $3 per month, she said.
Robinson said MoveYourMoneyProject.org is a resource for smart consumers to find ways to save money, from advice on how to join a credit union to coupons and special offers.