Plutus Awards

Congratulations to the First Annual Plutus Awards Winners!

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

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  1. Congratulations to the Winners of the Plutus Awards! - Consumerism Commentary Says:

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