Plutus Awards Finalists (Blog Categories)

by Luke Landes on October 1, 2013

Congratulations to this year’s Plutus Awards finalists! The entire community of bloggers and their audiences have voted, and we can now announce which blogs garnered enough votes to be finalists in each of the blogging-related categories. The votes and results were reviewed by a panel of bloggers, representative of the community at large, who helped determine the complete list of finalists.

The winner of each category will be announced at the Plutus Awards ceremony on October 17, at the Financial Blogger Conference. The ceremony will also be live-blogged here at, with frequent updates from our Twitter account.

We’re encouraging finalists to display their recognition and to thank their readers and communities for voting. Here is the code that will include the above image.

Keep reading for the list of finalists. Note: While the voting is now complete for these categories, voting is still open for the People’s Choice Plutus Award. Vote there for your favorite personal finance blog.

The finalists

Best New Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by Confessions of a Professional Blogger

Best Personal Finance Blog for Young Adults, sponsored by USAA

Best Personal Finance Blog for Retirement, sponsored by JemStep

Best Designed Personal Finance Blog

Best Green / Sustainability Personal Finance Blog

Best Canadian Personal Finance Blog

Best International Personal Finance Blog

Best Religious Personal Finance Blog

Best Investing-Focused Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by JemStep

Best Debt-Focused Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by eCredable

Best Frugality-Focused Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by

Best Tax-Focused Personal Finance Blog

Best-Kept Secret Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by

Best Multimedia for a Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by USAA

Best Personal Finance Micro-Blog

Best Researched Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by Experian

Best Collaborative Blogger Project

Most Humorous Personal Finance Blog, sponsored by PT Money

Best Blog Contributor or Freelance Writer, sponsored by Experian

  • Cat Alford
  • Kevin Mercadante
  • Michelle (Making Sense of Cents)
  • Miranda Marquit
  • Jason Steele

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by FinCon

Blog of the Year, sponsored by Bank Affiliates

Good luck to all finalists! The winner of each category, announced at this year’s Financial Blogger Conference, will receive a bag full of goodies from Financial Blogger Conference sponsors at the awards ceremony.

Voting continues for the People’s Choice Plutus Award.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Lance @ Money Life and More October 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

Congrats to all of the finalists! As expected, there are a ton of top notch pf blogs on the list this year!


Mike Delgado October 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Love dozens of these bloggers and very excited to attend the award show. Each person listed has done a tremendous job. Great work, everyone. :)


Shannyn October 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Congratulations to everyone- what a great list, I’m honored I made it on this year! :)


Michelle October 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Wow what an awesome list of bloggers! :)


Ree Klein October 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Congratulations to the finalists! I can’t wait to see who wins!


Ree Klein October 2, 2013 at 10:29 am

Hey, I just realized was on the list!!! I never thought that would happen! Wow, I’m crazy honored to be nominated much less to be a finalist. Thank you to everyone who voted; you’ve made my entire year!


Anna Newell Jones October 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Thrilled to be nominated with so many great blogs! Wow! What an honor!


Nick (@ayoungpro) October 2, 2013 at 12:59 am

Congrats everyone, and OMG I can’t believe I’m a finalist!


James Molet (SavvyJames) October 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Congratulations, Nick! An honor well deserved.


maria@moneyprinciple October 2, 2013 at 1:47 am

Great list, great blogs! Honoured and emotional to be a finalist, doubly so to be finalist in two categories.


retirebyforty October 2, 2013 at 2:29 am

Congratulation Finalists!


James Molet (SavvyJames) October 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Congratulations, Retire by 40…an honor to be a co-finalist!


Barbara Friedberg October 2, 2013 at 9:04 am

Congratulations to finalists!!!


Jacob | iHeartBudgets October 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Congratulations to all the finalists. A ton of great friends in this list, excited for you all. KEEP ROCKIN!


L Bee October 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Such a distinguished list. We have such a talented community that I know I’m lucky to be a part of. Congrats everyone, can’t wait to meet!


James Molet (SavvyJames) October 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Congratulations to all the finalists! It is a tremendous honor to be nominated and a part of the personal finance blogging community.


SB @ One Cent at a Time October 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Good luck everyone!


canadianbudgetbinder October 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

There are so many amazing personal finance bloggers out there and this list is only a small portion of us. I was honored to be nominated and am proud to be part of a community filled with so many brilliant bloggers.
Congratulations to all the finalists, we are all winners because when we get up every morning to hit the blog and share our experiences with the world we are educating and that means someone is learning something new. Mission accomplished. Have a great day.


My Wealth Desire October 7, 2013 at 3:04 am

Wow, the best among the best. Good luck to all winners. Congrats!


Cat @ Budget Blonde October 7, 2013 at 10:27 am

So excited to be included with so many other great bloggers. Congrats everyone!


Brian October 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Wow, so many excellent blogs all in one place. Congrats to all the finalists and winners!


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