4 things Brooklyn women should know before moving money from a big bank

I've seen, been tagged into and participated in several FB conversations about how and where Brooklyn women dissatisfied with megabanks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline can move their money. I was at the epicenter of the Move Your Money movement last time this topic was hot back in 2012 with the Occupy movement. I worked as a financial advisor at the time at a Community Development Credit Union and was privy to an outpouring of consumers dissatisfied with their megabanks who were interested in the cooperative banking credit unions offer. The FB event Bank Transfer Day went viral. Having been through one move your money movement, I wanted to share some tips and resources for Brooklyn women looking to make the jump as well as some pitfalls you can avoid by knowing what to expect from moving your money.

1. Find alternatives to big banks near you