I moved my money to a small local bank , Middleburg Bank, in July 2010. The people there are very nice, but I have never seen any public notice or advertising of Middleburg Bank investing in the people or business in Northern Virginia where I live and work. No doubt they are loaning my money out but the interest they pay me for using my money is minuscule. I am moving my money to Aspiration, not only for a better return on my money but because they partner with making loans to small business and entrepreneurs across America. Check out the below, including the articles and reviews in Money, NerdWallet, and The Huffington Post and consider Aspiration for yourself.
How progressive is your bank? If you feel stuck putting your money in big banks or Wall Street investment funds, you should know about an alternative option which supports progressive causes: Aspiration.
Aspiration is a financial firm with a conscience. You can bank with Aspiration and their portfolio of investment funds while knowing that your money is doing good—and isn’t funding Wall Street or Donald Trump.
Below this email you can read more information from Aspiration about their products. If you are considering moving your money, please take the time to check them out.
Paid for by Aspiration.
You’ve probably seen the photo. Less than two weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump sat at his desk in the Oval Office and signed an executive order slashing away at Obama era protections that forced investment firms to act in the best interest of their clients. The former president of Goldman Sachs – now Trump’s chief economic advisor – smiled in the background.
A few days later, the Dakota and Keystone pipelines – funded by customer deposits at Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase and other Big Banks – got the green light.
Big Banks have more power in Washington than perhaps ever before. The federal government won’t be working to stop them from taking advantage of consumers.
But there’s an even more powerful force that can: You.
When you pull your deposits from Big Banks and switch to Aspiration, the financial firm with a conscience, you send a message – and you end up with more money in your pocket.
The Huffington Post wrote that Aspiration is “channeling Elizabeth Warren to change the face of banking.” And why Ozy declared that “if you feel the Bern,” Aspiration is a financial company “you may actually like.” And Money Magazine named Aspiration’s #NODAPL Checking Account the “Best Checking Account in America.”
Open an Aspiration account today. Here’s what you get:
- No ATM fees ever, anywhere in the world. And no monthly fees. (The average fees at Bank of America are $497 a year).
- A checking account interest rate that is up to 100 times higher than that offered by Big Banks like Wells Fargo.
- Sustainable, fossil fuel-free, firearm-free investment options with high performance.
- Customers choose the fee they think Aspiration deserves – even if it is zero.
- And Aspiration donates 10% of every dollar it makes to charitable micro-loans for low-income Americans.
Here’s why it matters:
- Big Banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America charge you outrageous fees and use them for lobbying and campaign contributions in order to push through anti-consumer legislation.
- Aspiration lets you choose your own fee and gives to micro-loans for struggling Americans.
- Wall Street and index funds put your investments in big oil companies and companies that mistreat their workers.
- Aspiration’s Redwood Fund is 100% fossil fuel free and invests in companies with great environmental, employee, and diversity track records. That’s why the Sierra Club has partnered with Aspiration to help more Americans divest from big oil and invest in companies that are doing what’s right.
Change your bank. Change your world. Because the truth is, they both could use some change right about now.
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