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Congratulations to the Winners of the Plutus Awards!

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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.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Financial Samurai

Congrats everyone!

I’m very impressed with all, and most impressed with Frugal Zeitgeist’s win!

Good job putting this together. For next year, I’m wondering how we can make the award subscriber/reader independent in different categories? I literally got 80% of the selections right based on my prediction that those with the most readers/subscribers would win.

For example, Get Rich Slowly will probably win 90% of the time in ANY category you choose.

Congrats on your podcast win. I truly think it’s the best.

Cheers,

Sam

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,373 (Platinum)

We could have a select group of individuals choose the winners. It’s a question of The Academy Awards (select group comprised of members chooses winners) vs. The People’s Choice Awards (everyone gets a vote). That would also avoid PR firms “stuffing” the ballot — you wouldn’t believe which product had hundreds of votes from the same IP address… (Multiple votes from the same IP address were eliminated.) We’ll see.

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avatar Financial Samurai

That’s a good idea! We can have two sets of winners (if different) using the Academy Awards system or independent groups as well. I’m impressed some folks stuffed the ballots well. I have to imagine it must be the business/product categories. At least that shows they took your awards thing seriously!

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avatar Tom Dziubek

Woohoo! Thanks, everyone!

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avatar J. Money

Thanks so much for putting this together Flexo, it’s always fun getting to vote for our faves out there :)

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