The Plutus Awards is an awards ceremony highlighting the best personal finance products, services and resources. After a nomination process, finalists are chosen from the top nominees and the public — mostly from within the personal finance online and social media community — votes for the winners in a variety of categories.
Here are some of the winners of the First Annual Plutus Awards. You can find the full list here.
Best savings account: SmartyPig – more best savings accounts)
Best overall bank:ING Direct (referral bonus)
Best credit card: Blue From American Express (more best credit cards)
Best discount brokerage: E*TRADE (more best brokerages)
Best personal finance management software: Mint (review)
Best frugality blog: Frugal Dad
Best deals and bargains blog: Wise Bread
Best blog for Generation X or Y: Budgets Are Sexy
Best personal finance podcast: The Consumerism Commentary Podcast
Best new blog of 2009: Man Vs. Debt
Blog of the year 2009: Get Rich Slowly
The community has recognized these companies and blogs, including other winners, for being the best in class. Each of the winners will receive a prize package if they haven’t already. For more of the top-rated resources, view the full list of finalists.
You can now stay up-to-date with the Plutus Awards in order to be the first to know about developments for the Second Annual Plutus Awards. Follow the Plutus Awards on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the First Annual Plutus Awards. The Second Annual Plutus Awards will return next year in a much more streamlined form to ensure the process from nominations to announcement of winners is quicker.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published May 8, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.