One of the things I did not take into account before I left was my bank. I've been banking with them for almost 9 years and since they are so huge back in NYC, I figured every major city would have branches...but when it came time for me to take money out, there was no bank. So, I looked to see what banks were around and picked one that is back home too. I went there and opened up an account, which was easier than I thought considering I don't really have a home/address yet. The bank will receive my debit card and when it arrives, I'll just go there to pick it up.