Plutus Awards

Congratulations to the First Annual Plutus Awards Winners!

May 3rd, 2010

It has been a long time coming, but we finally announced the winners of the First Annual Plutus Awards on Monday. The Plutus Awards are designed to celebrate the best in personal finance. We accepted nominations from across the personal finance blogosphere and social media. From the top nominees, we choose finalists for every category. After announcing the finalists, we opened up final voting to the blogosphere and social media.

Those chosen as winners, the nominees with the highest final vote count in each category after eliminating duplicate votes, are the blogs and companies best representing their category in popular opinion.

Congratulations to all the winners! Each winner will receive a prize package from a sponsor. Any winner who wishes to announce to their readers or customers should feel free to do so and are encouraged to use the graphic appearing in this post. Here is the code:

Here are the winners of the First Annual Plutus Awards.

Best Savings or Money Market Account: SmartyPig
Best Checking or Transaction Account: ING Direct Electric Orange
Best Banking Website: ingdirect.com (ING Direct)
Best Overall Bank: ING Direct
Best Discount Brokerage: E*TRADE
Best Credit Card: Blue from American Express
Best Personal Finance Management Software: Mint
Best Budgeting Software: Mint
Best Tax Preparation Software: TurboTax
Best Peer-to-Peer or Social Lending Service: Kiva
Best Mobile Personal Finance Application: Mint
Best New Book of 2009: I Will Teach You to Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi

Plutus 2.0 Awards

Best New e-Book of 2009: Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance On Just One Page, by The Simple Dollar
Best Economics Blog: Weakonomics
Best Investing Blog: The Oblivious Investor
Best Debt Blog: Man Vs. Debt
Best Frugality Blog: Frugal Dad
Best Deals and Bargains Blog: Wise Bread
Best Tax Blog: TaxGirl
Best Religious Finance Blog: Debt Free Adventure
Best Canadian Personal Finance Blog: Squawkfox
Best International Personal Finance Blog: Man Vs. Debt
Best Personal Finance Blog for Teens or College Students: 20 Something Finance
Best Personal Finance Blog for Generation Y or X: Budgets Are Sexy
Best Personal Finance Blog for Careers: Bargaineering
Best Personal Finance Blog for Entrepreneurs: Get Rich Slowly
Best Personal Finance Blog for Retirement: Good Financial Cents
Best Personal Finance Podcast: The Consumerism Commentary Podcast
Best Multi-Part Series: Core Tenets of Get Rich Slowly (Get Rich Slowly)
Best Microblog: @BudgetsAreSexy
Most Humorous Personal Finance Blog: Budgets Are Sexy
Most Controversial Personal Finance Blog: I Will Teach You to Be Rich
Best Written Personal Finance Blog: Get Rich Slowly
Best Designed Personal Finance Blog: Budgets Are Sexy
Best-Kept Secret Personal Finance Blog: Frugal Zeitgeist
Best New Personal Finance Blog of 2009: Man Vs. Debt
Best Non-Collaborative Personal Finance Blog: The Simple Dollar
Best Collaborative Personal Finance Blog: Get Rich Slowly
BLOG OF THE YEAR 2009: Get Rich Slowly
Lifetime Achievement Award: Get Rich Slowly

First Annual Plutus Awards Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award

May 3rd, 2010

Finalists for the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Consumerism Commentary:

My Money Blog
Bargaineering
Consumerism Commentary
The Simple Dollar

The First Annual Plutus Award goes to…

Get Rich Slowly

Congratulations to J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly! Get Rich Slowly will receive $20.09 from Consumerism Commentary. Get Rich Slowly previously won several Plutus Awards, including BLOG OF THE YEAR 2009.

First Annual Plutus Awards Winner: Blog of the Year 2009

May 3rd, 2010

Finalists for BLOG OF THE YEAR 2009, sponsored by Savings Account Finder:

Financial Highway
Debt Free Adventure
Good Financial Cents
Consumerism Commentary
Bargaineering
Man Vs. Debt
Frugal Dad
Budgets Are Sexy
The Simple Dollar

The First Annual Plutus Award goes to…

Get Rich Slowly

Congratulations to J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly! Get Rich Slowly will receive $200 from Savings Account Finder. Get Rich Slowly previously won several Plutus Awards including Best Collaborative Personal Finance Blog.

First Annual Plutus Awards Winner: Best Collaborative Blog

May 3rd, 2010

Finalists for Best Collaborative Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by Clarifinancial:

Moolanomy
Consumerist
Consumerism Commentary
Wise Bread

The First Annual Plutus Award goes to…

Get Rich Slowly.

Congratulations to J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly! Get Rich Slowly will receive $25 from Clarifinancial.

First Annual Plutus Awards Winner: Best New Blog of 2009

May 3rd, 2010

Finalists for Best New Personal Finance Blog of 2009, sponsored by The Money Hackers Affiliate Network and Money Crashers:

Fiscal Fizzle
Financial Samurai
FiscalGeek
Debt Free Adventure

The First Annual Plutus Award goes to…

Man Vs. Debt

Congratulations to Adam Baker from Man Vs. Debt! Man Vs. Debt will receive $200 from The Money Hackers Affiliate Network and $50 from Money Crashers. Man Vs. Debt previously won Plutus Awards for Best International Blog and Best Debt Blog.

First Annual Plutus Awards Winner: Best-Kept Secret Blog

May 3rd, 2010

Finalists for Best-Kept Secret Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by J.D. Roth:

Eliminate the Muda
Out of Your Rut
Carrie… On the Cheap
My Next Buck

The First Annual Plutus Award goes to…

Frugal Zeitgeist

Congratulations to Frugal Zeitgeist! Frugal Zeitgeist will receive three marketing books and a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate from J.D. Roth.

First Annual Plutus Awards Winner: Best Designed Blog

May 3rd, 2010

Finalists for Best Personal Finance Blog for Careers, sponsored by Consumerism Commentary:

Canadian Finance Blog
Money Ning
Cash Money Life
Good Financial Cents

The First Annual Plutus Award goes to…

Budgets Are Sexy

Congratulations to J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy! Budgets Are Sexy will receive $20.09 from Consumerism Commentary. Budgets Are Sexy previously received Plutus Awards for Most Humorous Blog, Best Microblog and Best Blog for Generation Y or X.

First Annual Plutus Awards Winner: Best Written Blog

May 3rd, 2010

Finalists for Best Written Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by Consumerism Commentary:

Squawkfox
Consumerism Commentary
Man Vs. Debt
The Simple Dollar

The First Annual Plutus Award goes to…

Get Rich Slowly

Congratulations to J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly! Get Rich Slowly will receive $20.09 from Consumerism Commentary. Get Rich Slowly previously received Plutus Awards for Best Personal Finance Blog for Entrepreneurs and Best Multi-Part Series.

First Annual Plutus Awards Winner: Most Controversial Blog

May 3rd, 2010

Finalists for Most Controversial Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by Consumerism Commentary:

Brazen Careerist
Financial Samurai
Tough Money Love
Bad Money Advice

The First Annual Plutus Award goes to…

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Congratulations to Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach You to Be Rich! I Will Teach You to Be Rich will receive $20.09 from Consumerism Commentary. Ramit Sethi previously won a Plutus Award for Best New Book of 2009.