Green Screen Challenge: How Would You Break Up With Your Bank?

04/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

As Valentine's Day approaches, it will inevitably make you think about your current love life. And while Cupid may have you with your head in the clouds, you are probably in the midst of a very dysfunctional relationship...with your bank that is. Your big bank is that boyfriend or girlfriend that no matter how much they take advantage of you, use you, and or ignore your needs, you keep giving more swearing that this time will be the last. Well now you have a chance to do something about it that will be even sweeter than a box of chocolates: break up with them.

Then, to make it hurt even more, tell your friends to do the same AND put it on the Internet so everyone can see. Here's what to do in order to make sure your bank gets the message "It's not me - It's you":

1. Enter the "Break up the Big Banks Green Screen Challenge". Channel your pain into creativity by editing the video to add whatever you want. You can download the file here. The best will even be featured at moveyourmoney.info and breakupthebigbanks.com which will sure to put a dagger through your bloated old bank's heart.

2. Move your money from a big bank to a smaller one. Say goodbye to Bank of America, WellsFargo, Citigroup and Chase and say hello to a much better alternative. Go here to find your perfect match.

3. Cut up your card and send a very special valentine to let your bank know how you really feel. I promise you'll feel even better.

I know change is tough, but I'll let you in on a secret, your big bank not only doesn't deserve you, but really only likes you for your money.