Announcing the Fifth Annual Plutus Awards, Featuring Ashley Jacobs

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The 2014 Plutus Awards, presented by, is recognized as the pinnacle event of FinCon. This year’s awards will be hosted by Wise Bread Community Coordinator Ashley Jacobs at the New Orleans Marriott, Saturday, September 20, 2014. is excited to announce the Fifth Annual Plutus Awards, recognizing the best in personal finance, will be held on Saturday, September 20 at the New Orleans Marriott as the pinnacle event of FinCon 2014.

This year’s host and emcee will be Wise Bread Community Coordinator Ashley Jacobs, best known for her role as the host of Wise Bread’s popular weekly tweetchat.

"It has been exciting to watch The Plutus Awards grow over the years and I'm honored to be hosting the awards ceremony at FinCon14 this year,” Jacobs said. “I had a blast performing the opening number with the talented and hilarious Kevin McKee last year. Kevin was a fantastic host the past two years and left some huge shoes for me to fill.”

Materials from companies wishing to be considered for a Plutus Award are due June 27. Nominations will be accepted from the public between August 1 and August 25, with finalists announced September 2. The winners will be announced during the FinCon Expo on September 20.

“The coolest part of the awards is the recognition the finalists and winners get from their peers,” Jacobs said. “We all work really hard to make our sites the best they can be and share our knowledge about personal finance with people around the world. To know the contribution we are making is acknowledged and appreciated by fellow bloggers is extremely motivating."

For more information on the Plutus awards, visit

Founded in 2003, Consumerism Commentary was launched by Luke Landes. The site offers personal finance advice, commentary on the economy, behavioral finance, and delves into everyday money issues like saving, budgeting, credit and debt. The blog has been named one of MSN Money's top 100 money websites for 2012 by Liz Weston. Consumerism Commentary is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that best meet their needs. The company is a leader in visitor-friendly marketing practices. For more information, please visit

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FinCon is the world's leading in-person money media event held every fall since 2011. The event, which serves bloggers and writers, podcasters, and financial professionals, includes an opening day reception, keynotes, breakouts, panels, a mentoring program, two full conference days, a full exhibition area and more. #FinCon14 will take place in New Orleans on September 18-20, 2014. Questions regarding #FinCon14 can go to admin(at)finconexpo(dot)com or via Twitter at @fincon.

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