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Smart & Soulful Money   Podcast


Episode 12: Sara Loving
 Banking for Change:
How Better Banking Options Help Us Create Positive Impact

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Sara Loving is a research associate at Just Money Advisors focusing on Better Banking Options. She graduated from Spalding University in 2017 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and was brought into the company by her parents, Susan Taylor and Andy Loving, to research and write about sustainable banking practices. 

Deeply passionate about all forms of social justice, Sara believes that making better banking practices available to more people will lead to a more sustainable and equal society.


She is the primary author on the Better Banking Options Blog and maintains media outreach for the project. 



  • Why does it matter where we bank? 

  • What are ‘big banks’ and what’s wrong with them? 

  • Sarah describes how ‘better banking options’ make sure that our money, while it's in the bank, is doing as much good as possible.

  • What is the issue with transparency in the banking industry? What can we do about it?

  • What is the difference between a bank and a credit union?

  • What is the mission of Better Banking Options?

  • Sara talks about the four criteria Better Banking Options uses to evaluate banks and credit unions.

  • Better Banking Options offers a helpful search engine tool for finding a bank whose practices align with your values. Who should use it? What does it do?

  • What's the difference between choosing a bank with a local or regional presence versus some of the online bank options that are marketing themselves as more socially and environmentally focused?

  • Sara talks about how she has brought her commitment to social justice and her talent and passion for writing into her work and why it’s important to her.

  • What is the next set of goals for the Better Banking Options project?



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