Winners of the 3rd Annual Plutus Awards

The Plutus Awards ceremony was one of the opening events of this year’s Financial Blogger Conference. The awards ceremony was masterfully hosted by Kevin McKee of and the night wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the dedicated group of volunteers. The evening was an amazing success. Thank you to everyone who played a role, on stage or off, in making this year’s Plutus Awards ceremony one of the highlights of this year’s conference.

If you were at the event, you can relive the experience by watching the video. If you were not in attendance, enjoy the performance for the first time.

With the awards ceremony at the Financial Blogger Conference, we had a chance to showcase some of the best blogs and bloggers, determined by the votes of their peers and their audiences.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and special thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this year’s awards ceremony a fantastic success! Keep reading for the list of this year’s finalists and winners.

The finalists

Best Frugality-Focused Personal Finance Blog

Best Investing-Focused Personal Finance Blog

Best Religious Personal Finance Blog

Best Tax-Focused Personal Finance Blog

Best Green / Sustainability Personal Finance Blog

Best Personal Finance Blog for Retirement

Best Personal Finance Blog for Young Adults

Best International Personal Finance Blog

Best Canadian Personal Finance Blog

Best Debt-Focused Personal Finance Blog

Best Designed Personal Finance Blog

Best New Personal Finance Blog

Best Single-Author Personal Finance Blog

Best Multiple-Author Personal Finance Blog

People’s Choice Plutus Award


The winners of these categories reflect the opinions of the personal finance blogging community. All personal finance bloggers were asked to share their opinions about the favorite banks and services, in order to determine the companies and products that most reflect the concepts that are important to this community of experts. Winning the Plutus Awards is an honor that is reserved for companies that offer the most community-friendly services and are working to make the world a better place from a financial perspective.

The finalists

Best Savings or Money Market Account: ING Direct Orange Savings Account


Best Checking or Transaction Account: ING Direct Electric Orange Account


Best Banking Website:


Best Overall Bank: ING Direct


Best Discount Brokerage: Scottrade


Best Credit Card: Chase Freedom


Best Personal Finance Software — Desktop or Web:


Best Personal Finance Software — Mobile:


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


Best New Personal Finance Book:
Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, by Andrew Hallam


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