L Bee and the Money Tree Named Best Video Production for Personal Finance Blog at the 5th Annual Plutus Awards

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“Awkward Money Chat,“ an Interview Based Web Series Tops the Shortlist for International Awards Honoring Best of Personal Finance Content on the Web.

Awkward Money Chat

Lauren Bowling and guest Paula Pant on Awkward Money Chat.

Only through talking about money can we become more cognizant of it. I am incredibly honored to have been distinguished by my peers as the best in personal finance video content this year.

L Bee and the Money Tree, a popular personal finance blog, announced today that the blog's web series, "Awkward Money Chat", has been named the Best Video/Multimedia production for Personal Finance at the 5th Annual Plutus Awards. The Plutus Awards is an annual awards show designed to honor the best in personal finance media.

In February 2014, Lauren Bowling, author of L Bee and the Money Tree, debuted the first season of "Awkward Money Chat," an interview format show where guests discuss with Bowling the most intimate details of their personal finances. “Only through talking about money can we become more cognizant of it," Bowling said. "Although talking about money makes most people feel incredibly uncomfortable. I decided to put it all out there; play up the awkwardness to make the show both funny and entertaining, but still provide an education as well."

The first season featured a variety of guests from different walks of life: from a newlywed discussing her $5,000 dollar wedding, to the brave guest who revealed she paid off $30,000 in credit card debt through a debt consolidation program. "I'm proud of the final product: a web series that offers viewers twelve distinct money journeys and an in-depth look into how "real people" are handling their finances," Bowling continued. "I am incredibly honored to have been distinguished by my peers as the best in personal finance video content this year.”

The entire first season of Awkward Money Chat is available for viewing on the L Bee and the Money Tree YouTube channel. Fans can also connect with the series by using the hashtag #awkwardmoneychat.

Bowling was honored at the Plutus Awards ceremony on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at The New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La. The Plutus Awards was the closing night event for FinCon 2014, a peer conference for the financial media community. A full list of both The Plutus Awards winners can be found at plutusawards.com/winners/

ABOUT L BEE AND THE MONEY TREE

L Bee and the Money Tree is a personal finance site geared toward busy 20-somethings interested in growing all aspects of their personal wealth. A diary of author Lauren Bowling’s triumphs and successes with finance, the site offers readers real life advice on a variety of topics including money, debt payoff, and first-time home ownership. Blogging since 2012, Lauren is an accomplished finance writer whose work has been featured on Learnvest, The Huffington Post, and Yahoo! Finance. As a source, Bowling has been quoted in Forbes, HGTV Frontdoor.com, and Daily Finance. Find out more at http://www.lbeeandthemoneytree.com

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 http://www.plutusawards.com.

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