Fifth Annual Plutus Awards Announces Winners for the Best Personal Finance Blogs and Products

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The Plutus Awards - presented by Consumerism Commentary - annually recognizes the best in personal finance blogs and financial services.

It’s been another great year, and we are thrilled to be part of recognizing the best that personal finance has to offer. We are already looking forward to the coming year, excited to see what new financial innovations and insights evolve.

The Plutus Awards, the premier awards show for financial bloggers, has announced the winners of the 5th Annual Plutus Awards. Bloggers were recognized for their contributions to the personal finance online community, and various financial services companies were recognized for the high-quality products they offer to consumers.

“This year’s Plutus Awards offered some of the widest representation across the financial blogging community,” said Luke Landes, the founder of the Plutus Awards and the popular web site Consumerism Commentary. “We had a fresh infusion of bloggers on the winner selection committee, providing insight and breadth to the deliberations.”

One of the highlights from this year’s Plutus Awards ceremony, which was held at the New Orleans Marriott on September 20, 2014, as part of the annual FinCon Expo, included the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement award to Jim Wang, the founder of Bargaineering, which has long been one of the most popular personal finance blogs on the web. Additionally, Blog of the Year was awarded to Mr. Money Mustache, a popular, yet off-beat blog, that offers personal finance insights that fly in the face of our consumerist culture. A complete list of blogger winners is available at the Plutus Awards web site.

“We also like to honor high-quality financial services,” Landes said. “This is a chance for independent bloggers to recognize financial companies that provide useful products to consumers.”

Many personal finance bloggers stake their reputations on recommending products and services to their readers, and financial companies know that a good word from a trusted blogger can go a long way. “Many of these companies attend the Plutus Awards ceremony at FinCon and proudly acknowledge any awards they win.”

Some of the corporate winners this year include CapitalOne360, for Best Overall Bank, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card for Best Credit Card, Lending Club for Best P2P Lending Platform, and H&R Block for Best Finance-Focused Corporate Blog. A complete list of financial industry winners is available on the Plutus Awards web site.

“It’s been another great year, and we are thrilled to be part of recognizing the best that personal finance has to offer,” said Landes. “We are already looking forward to the coming year, excited to see what new financial innovations and insights evolve.”

This year’s Plutus Awards were sponsored by USAA, Experian, Fidelity, and Scottrade.

About the Plutus Awards

The 5th Annual Plutus Awards celebrate the best in personal finance blogging. This marks the fourth year that the Plutus Awards have been presented live at the FinCon Expo. You can find out more at

About USAA

USAA provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 10.3 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving or have honorably served our nation in the U.S. military – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.

The Experian Consumer Services division provides credit monitoring and other information services, such as identity protection, to millions of consumers via the Internet. The organization enables consumers to monitor the accuracy of their credit reports online, check their credit scores and protect against identity theft. Its products include Experian's ProtectMyID and

Experian Consumer Services has established integrated, co-branded partnerships with leading online financial destinations that provide consumers with a broad range of comprehensive online financial products and information essential to managing one's financial life.

About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity’s goal is to make financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. With assets under administration of $4.8 trillion, including managed assets of $2.0 trillion as of July 31, 2014, we focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of customers: helping 23 million people investing their own life savings, 20,000 businesses to manage their employee benefit programs, as well as providing 10,000 advisors and brokers with technology solutions to invest their own clients’ money. Privately held for nearly 70 years, Fidelity’s 41,000 employees are focused on the long-term success of our customers.
For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit

About Scottrade, Inc.

A leading investing services company founded in 1980, Scottrade’s mission is to improve lives by helping people overcome barriers to financial success. Through a large, nationwide branch network, Scottrade partners with millions of clients, offering them the solutions and support they need to take control of their long-term investing and trading needs. To learn more about the company awarded “Highest in Investor Satisfaction With Self-Directed Services” in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction StudySM, visit, or talk to us via social media. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Scottrade® and the Scottrade® logo are the registered trademarks of Scottrade, Inc.


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