Earlier this year, the personal finance blogging community nominated their favorite products, services, and blogs to be considered for a new annual awards ceremony, The Plutus Awards. (The name comes from the relatively unknown ancient Greek god of wealth, Plutus.) These awards are designed to celebrate the best in personal finance.
I’ve been working on establishing the Plutus Awards for a while. I originally intended to launch this at the end of 2008, but like many projects that simply get away from me, this was postponed one year. Like the Academy Awards, the year’s best are awarded during the beginning of the following year, so we are now looking for the best of 2009.
Consumerism Commentary is a finalist in several of the blogging-related categories. There are a number of excellent options in each category, so I don’t expect to win any vote of popularity. If Consumerism Commentary does prevail I’ll pass the winnings forward to the next-placed site in the category in order to avoid any question of a conflict of interest.
The categories are split between two sections: products/services and blogs. Some of the finalists among the products and services include ING Direct and Ally Bank for Best Overall Bank, TaxCut and TurboTax for Best Tax Filing Software, and many others. You’ll find many of your favorite blogs included in the “Plutus 2.0 Awards” section.
Please take a moment or two and vote for those you would like to see win.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published February 24, 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.