8th Annual Plutus Awards Announces Winners

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Winners of the 8th Annual Plutus Awards have been announced, recognize the top influencers in independent financial media.

Winners of the 8th Annual Plutus Awards have been announced during a live ceremony, presented by State Farm(TM) at the FinCon Expo. This year's winners represent the evolving faces of independent financial media online. New categories this year include Best New Personal Finance Podcast and the Community Builder award. Additionally, the Plutus Foundation announced the recipient of its service award, as well as sharing the names of the latest grant recipients.

"The Plutus Awards are the embodiment of the efforts of the personal finance community to educate and inspire better financial decisions," said Harlan Landes, the founder of the Plutus Awards. "Members of our community are generous with their time and effort, and we like to honor that through the Service Award, as well as recognize excellence in blogging, podcasting, and social media."

Plutus Awards winners are chosen by a panel of independent financial media peers, after a period of public nomination. A full list of winners can be found at the Plutus Awards website, which is powered by Fidelity Investments.

The winners of this year's major awards include:

Blog of the Year: Well Kept Wallet
Podcast of the Year: Stacking Bemjamins
Lifetime Achievement: Miranda Marquit
Plutus Foundation Service Award: Melanie Lockert
People's Choice: His and Her Money

"This is a great night of celebration, where we can recognize each other, and encourage each other," said Landes. "Congratulations to all the winners."

About the Plutus Foundation
The annual Plutus Awards celebrate the best in financial media. This year marks the eighth annual event, and the ceremony will be presented live at the FinCon Expo in Dallas, Texas, on October 28. The Plutus Awards were founded by Harlan Landes and are supported by the Plutus Foundation. You can find out more at http://plutusawards.com and http://plutusfoundation.org.

About State Farm™:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of autoand home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and nearly 70,000 employees serve more than 84 million policies and accounts – more than 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies, and more than 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 33 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity’s mission is to inspire better futures and deliver better outcomes for the customers and businesses we serve. With assets under administration of $6.3 trillion, including managed assets of $2.3 trillion as of July 31, 2017, we focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of customers: helping more than 26 million people invest their own life savings, 23,000 businesses manage employee benefit programs, as well as providing more than 12,500 financial advisory firms with investment and technology solutions to invest their own clients’ money. Privately held for 70 years, Fidelity employs more than 40,000 associates who are focused on the long-term success of our customers. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit https://www.fidelity.com/about.

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