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.

Best New e-Book of 2009: Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance On Just One Page, by The Simple Dollar

Money School for Couples, by Wealth Pilgrim
The Insider’s Guide To Frugal Food & Fitness, by Squawkfox
52 Ways to Make Extra Money, by PT Money
The Get Rich Slowly Guide to Roth IRAs, by Get Rich Slowly

Best Economics Blog: Weakonomics

Moomin Valley
The Big Picture
Seeking Alpha
All Financial Matters

Best Investing Blog: The Oblivious Investor

Amateur Asset Allocator
ABCs of Investing
Darwin’s Finance
Good Financial Cents

Best Debt Blog: Man Vs. Debt

How to Get Out of Debt
Enemy of Debt
No Credit Needed
Debt Free Adventure

Best Frugality Blog: Frugal Dad

The Centsible Life
Almost Frugal
Frugal Babe
Being Frugal

Best Deals and Bargains Blog: Wise Bread

BargainBriana
Keeping the Kingdom First
Deal Seeking Mom
Bargain Babe

Best Tax Blog: TaxGirl

JoeTaxpayer
My Dollar Plan
Good Financial Cents
Don’t Mess With Taxes

Best Religious Finance Blog: Debt Free Adventure

Money Help for Christians
Redeeming Riches
Christian Personal Finance
Bible Money Matters

Best Canadian Personal Finance Blog: Squawkfox

Financial Highway
Four Pillars
Canadian Finance Blog
Million Dollar Journey

Best International Personal Finance Blog: Man Vs. Debt

Musings of an Abstract Aucklander
The Miss Thrifty Blog
Plonkee Money
Almost Frugal

Best Personal Finance Blog for Teens or College Students: 20 Something Finance

Green Panda Treehouse
Poorer Than You
Studenomics
Money Under 30

Best Personal Finance Blog for Generation Y or X: Budgets Are Sexy

Finance for a Freelance Life
Well-Heeled Blog
Generation X Finance
Bargaineering

Best Personal Finance Blog for Careers: Bargaineering

Brip Blap
Squawkfox
Brazen Careerist
The Digerati Life

Best Personal Finance Blog for Entrepreneurs: Get Rich Slowly

Brazen Careerist
Erica.Biz
Early Retirement Extreme
I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Best Personal Finance Blog for Retirement: Good Financial Cents

The Consumer Boomer
Go To Retirement
Tough Money Love
Wealth Pilgrim

Best Personal Finance Podcast: The Consumerism Commentary Podcast

Wealth Pilgrim Radio Show
The Dealista
Frugal Coast2Coast
Personal Finance Hour

Best Multi-Part Series: Core Tenets of Get Rich Slowly (Get Rich Slowly)

The Spectrum of Personal Finance (My Next Buck)
Myths (Financial Highway)
Friday Financial Foul Ups (My Next Buck)
Blogger Showdown (Budgets Are Sexy)

Best Microblog: @BudgetsAreSexy

@JonChevreau
@freefrombroke
@MoneyHighway
@MattJabs

Most Humorous Personal Finance Blog: Budgets Are Sexy

Punny Money
Len Penzo Dot Com
Weakonomics
Punch Debt in the Face

Most Controversial Personal Finance Blog: I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Brazen Careerist
Financial Samurai
Tough Money Love
Bad Money Advice

Best Written Personal Finance Blog: Get Rich Slowly

Squawkfox
Consumerism Commentary
Man Vs. Debt
The Simple Dollar

Best Designed Personal Finance Blog: Budgets Are Sexy

Canadian Finance Blog
Money Ning
Cash Money Life
Good Financial Cents

Best-Kept Secret Personal Finance Blog: Frugal Zeitgeist

Eliminate the Muda
Out of Your Rut
Carrie… On the Cheap
My Next Buck

Best New Personal Finance Blog of 2009: Man Vs. Debt

Fiscal Fizzle
Financial Samurai
FiscalGeek
Debt Free Adventure

Best Non-Collaborative Personal Finance Blog: The Simple Dollar

Financial Samurai
Bargaineering
Man Vs. Debt
Budgets Are Sexy

Best Collaborative Personal Finance Blog: Get Rich Slowly

Moolanomy
Consumerist
Consumerism Commentary
Wise Bread

BLOG OF THE YEAR 2009: Get Rich Slowly

Financial Highway
Debt Free Adventure
Good Financial Cents
Consumerism Commentary
Bargaineering
Man Vs. Debt
Frugal Dad
Budgets Are Sexy
The Simple Dollar

Lifetime Achievement Award: Get Rich Slowly

My Money Blog
Bargaineering
Consumerism Commentary
The Simple Dollar

Best Savings or Money Market Account: SmartyPig

FNBO Direct Online Savings Account
American Express Personal Savings
Ally Bank Online Savings Account
ING Direct Orange Savings Account

Best Checking or Transaction Account: ING Direct Electric Orange

Schwab Bank High-Yield Investor Checking
Chase Checking
USAA Free Checking

Best Banking Website: ingdirect.com (ING Direct)

ally.com (Ally Bank)
wellsfargo.com (Wells Fargo)
usaa.com (USAA)
bankofamerica.com (Bank of America)

Best Overall Bank: ING Direct

BB&T
Ally Bank
Bank of America
USAA

Best Discount Brokerage: E*TRADE

Tradeking
Scottrade
Sharebuilder
Charles Schwab

Best Credit Card: Blue from American Express

Schwab Bank Invest First Visa
USAA World MasterCard
Discover More Card
Chase Amazon.com Visa

Best Personal Finance Management Software: Mint

MoneyStrands
Thrive/MoneyRight
Quicken Online
Quicken (Desktop)

Best Budgeting Software: Mint

Mvelopes
Budget Pulse
You Need a Budget
Quicken

Best Tax Preparation Software: TurboTax

TaxWorks
TaxSlayer
TaxCut
TaxAct

Best Peer-to-Peer or Social Lending Service: Kiva

Virgin Money
Prosper
Lending Club

Best Mobile Personal Finance Application: Mint

PageOnce
MoneyStrands
Evernote
Quicken Mobile

Best New Book of 2009: I Will Teach You to Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi

397 Ways To Save Money, by Kerry K. Taylor
The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times, by Jean Chatzky
Stop Acting Rich: …And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire, by Thomas J. Stanley
10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, by The Writers of Wise Bread

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