5th Annual Plutus Awards Accepts Nominations for the Best Personal Finance Blogs

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The Plutus Awards - presented by Consumerism Commentary - annually recognizes the best in personal finance as part of FinCon14.

We are especially interested in the evolving nature of blogging, which is why we've created separate categories for podcasts and for video shows. Personal finance bloggers are creating a lot of exciting content, and we want to be able to showcase that.

The Plutus Awards, the premier awards show for personal finance bloggers, has announced that it is once again accepting nominations for personal finance blogs.

Designed to recognize the best in the personal finance blogosphere, the Plutus Awards accepts nominations from the general public, as well as bloggers, at the web site http://www.plutusawards.com. The Plutus Awards are presented live at the FinCon Expo, a major financial media conference.

This year, the Plutus Awards committee is please to announce additional categories. "We strive to make the Plutus Awards inclusive of as many in the personal finance blogging community as possible," says Luke Landes, the founder of the Plutus Awards and the popular web site Consumerism Commentary. "We are especially interested in the evolving nature of blogging, which is why we've created separate categories for podcasts and for video shows. Personal finance bloggers are creating a lot of exciting content, and we want to be able to showcase that."

Finalists in most categories are determined by the public nominations, a process that garners a lot of interest in the online financial community, including product and service providers. "We look for input from the financial blogging community, financial media, and the general public as we select winners," Landes says. "We really like the the community to feel a sense of ownership in the Plutus Awards."

After finalists are selected, they are then voted on by a committee of bloggers. This year is the largest committee yet, with more than 30 blog owners ready to honor their peers. Special awards, like the Lifetime Achievement Award and the People's Choice Award, will also be presented.

Nominations are being accepted until 11:59 pm Eastern on August 25, 2014. The Plutus Awards, which are sponsored by USAA, Experian, Fidelity, and Scottrade, will be presented on September 20, 2014 at the FinCon Expo in New Orleans.

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.

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, USAAis 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 usaa.com.

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.com.

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

At Fidelity, our goal is to make financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We do this by focusing on a diverse set of customers: from 23 million people investing their own life savings, to 20,000 businesses needing help managing their employee benefit programs to 10,000 advisors and brokers needing technology solutions to invest their own clients’ money. Privately held and with 41,000 employees around the world, Fidelity is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products.

As of June 30, 2014, the company held assets under administration of $4.9 trillion, including managed assets of $2.0 trillion; it is one of the largest mutual fund companies in the U.S. and the No. 1 provider of both workplace savings plans and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit http://www.fidelity.com.

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 about.scottrade.com, http://www.scottrade.com 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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