Winners of the 5th Annual Plutus Awards

This year, we had our largest Blogger Panel yet, and it was exciting to see them choose a diverse group of winners from among the finalists chosen by fellow bloggers and the general public.

Best New Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Listen, Money Matters!
Listen Money Matters
Finalists: FITnancials | Gold Diggers & Deadbeat Dads | Rock Star Finance | Stapler Confessions

Best-Kept Secret Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Free From Broke
Free From Broke
Finalists: Debt Discipline | L Bee and the Money Tree | The Frugal Exerciser | Wealthy Single Mommy

Best Designed Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Good Financial Cents
Good Financial Cents
Finalists: Be Wealthy & Smart | Budget Blonde | Christian PF | Financially Blonde

Most Humorous Personal Finance Blog | Winner: The Empowered Dollar
The Empowered Dollar
Finalists: Financial Uproar | Frugalwoods | Len Penzo dot Com | Punch Debt in the Face

Best Microblog | Winner: @rockstarfinance
Rockstar Finance
Finalists: @JimYih | @MMarquit | @MoneyCrashers | @wisebread

Best Personal Finance Podcast | Winner: Stacking Benjamins
Stacking Benjamins
Finalists: Cash Car Convert | Dough Roller | Listen Money Matters | Money Plan SOS

Best Retirement-Focused Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache
Finalists: Escaping Dodge | Financial Mentor | Retire by 40 | Retire Happy

Best Entrepreneurship Blog | Winner: My Wife Quit Her Job
My Wife Quit Her Job
Finalists: Beat the 9 to 5 | Careful Cents | Create Hype | Microblogger

Best Blog for Teens/College Students/Young Adults | Winner: TeensGotCents
Teens Got Cents
Finalists: Broke Millennial | Making Sense of Cents | The Broke and Beautiful Life | Young Adult Money

Best International Personal Finance Blog | Winner: The Money Principle
Money Principle
Finalists: Monster Piggy Bank | Reach Financial Independence | The Skint Dad Blog | Miss Thrifty

Best Canadian Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Canadian Finance Blog
Canadian Finance Blog
Finalists: Blonde on a Budget | Boomer & Echo | Canadian Budget Binder | Money after Graduation

Best Religious Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Luke1428
Finalists: Bible Money Matters | Christian PF | Indebted and in Debt | Out of Your Rut

Best Tax-Focused Personal Finance Blog | Winner: The Blunt Bean Counter
The Blunt Bean Counter
Finalists: Tax Girl | JoeTaxpayer | TaxProfBlog | The Wandering Tax Pro

Best Deals and Bargains Blog | Winner: Bargain Babe
Bargain Babe
Finalists: $5 Dinners | Bargain Briana | CouponMom | Hip2Save

Best Frugality-Focused Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Club Thrifty
Club Thrifty
Finalists: Frugal Rules | I Am That Lady | Pretty Frugal Living | Stapler Confessions

Best Debt-Focused Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Money Plan SOS
MoneyPlan SOS
Finalists: Dear Debt | Debt Roundup | Enemy of Debt | The Frugal Farmer

Best Investing-Focused Personal Finance Blog | Winner: Financial Mentor
Financial Mentor
Finalists: Dividend Mantra | Investor Junkie | Personal Dividends | The College Investor

Best Contributor/Freelancer for Personal Finance | Winner: Cat Alford
Cat Alford
Finalists: Jason Steele | Michelle Schroeder | Miranda Marquit | Stefanie O’Connell

Best Green/Sustainability Blog | Winner: The Frugal Farmer
The Frugal Farmer
Finalists: DIY Natural | Prairie Eco-Thrifter | Sustainable Life Blog | Sustainable Personal Finance

Best Collaborative Project for Personal Finance | Winner: Money Mastermind Show
Money Mastermind Show
Finalists: FinCon | Grow Your Dough Throwdown | Naked with Cash Series | The Plutus Awards

Best Financial Planner Blog | Winner: Good Financial Cents
Good Financial Cents
Finalists: Financially Blonde | Nerd’s Eye View | Mom and Dad Money | The Chicago Financial Planner

Best Video/Multimedia Production for Personal Finance | Winner: L Bee and the Money Tree
L Bee and the Money Tree
Finalists: Agatha K | Makin’ Sense Babe | Money Mastermind Show | Young Finances TV

Best Educational Resource for Personal Finance | Winner: Unconventional Guide: Get Rich Slowly – J.D. Roth
Unconventional Guide: Get Rich Slowly
Finalists: How To Set Your Financial Priorities – Miranda Marquit | The Definitive Guide to Student Loan Debt – Robert Farrington | The Freelance Blog Writer Side Hustle – Kevin Mercadante | Zero to Launch – Ramit Sethi

Lifetime Achievement | Winner: Jim Wang (Bargaineering)
Finalists: FMF (Free Money Finance) | FrugalTrader (Million Dollar Journey) | Lazy Man (Lazy Man And Money) | Ramit Sethi (I Will Teach You To Be Rich)

People’s Choice | Winner: Financial Mentor
Financial Mentor

BLOG OF THE YEAR | Winner: Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache
Finalists: Afford Anything | Broke Millennial | Canadian Finance Blog | The Empowered Dollar | Making Sense of Cents | PT Money | Stacking Benjamins | Wealthy Single Mommy | Wise Bread

Best Savings Account | Winner: Capital One 360
Capital One 360
Finalists: Ally Bank | American Express Savings | Tangerine | USAA

Best Checking Account | Winner: USAA
Finalists: Ally Bank | Capital One 360 | Simple | Tangerine

Best Bank Web Site | Winner: Capital One 360
Capital One 360
Finalists: Ally Bank | Simple | Tangerine | USAA

Best Overall Bank | Winner: Capital One 360
Capital One 360
Finalists: Chase | Simple | Tangerine | USAA

Best Online Brokerage | Winner: Fidelity
Finalists: Questrade | Schwab | Scottrade | Vanguard

Best Credit Card | Winner: Chase Sapphire
Chase Sapphire
Finalists: Barclay Arrival | Chase Freedom | Chase Southwest | Scotiabank Momentum VISA Infinite Card

Best Financial Advisory App | Winner: ReadyForZero
Finalists: Betterment | Credit Karma | eCredable | Mint

Best Financial Management App | Winner: Mint
Finalists: Money Dance | Personal Capital | ReadyForZero | You Need a Budget

Best Coupon App | Winner: Ibotta
Finalists: Amazon Price Check | Coupon Sherpa | Favado | RetailMeNot

Best P2P Lending Platform | Winner: Lending Club
Finalists: KivaZip | Lending Tree | Prosper

Best Fundraising Platform | Winner: Indiegogo
Finalists: CircleUp | GiveForward | GoFundMe | Kickstarter

Best Personal Finance Book | Winner: When She Makes More by Farnoosh Torabi
When She Makes More
Finalists: The $1,000 Challenge by Brian O’Connor | Confessions of a Professional Blogger by Miranda Marquit | The Economy of You by Kimberly Palmer | Smartcuts by Shane Snow

Best Use of Social Media by a Brand | Winner: Experian
Finalists: Ally | Bankrate | Go Banking Rates | Phroogal

Best Corporate Blog | Winner: Block Talk by H&R Block
Block Talk - H&R Block
Finalists: COUNTRY Financial Security Blog | Coupon Pal Blog | Blog | ReadyForZero Blog

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