As the Financial Blogger Conference is getting into action, we’re preparing for tonight’s awards ceremony, at which time we will announce the winners of the Plutus Awards for the blog-related categories. To start the day, however, we are announcing the winners of the Plutus Awards for the Product and Service categories now!
The winners of these categories reflect the opinions of the personal finance blogging community. All personal finance bloggers were asked to share their opinions about the favorite banks and services, in order to determine the companies and products that most reflect the concepts that are important to this community of experts. Winning the Plutus Awards is an honor that is reserved for companies that offer the most community-friendly services and are working to make the world a better place from a financial perspective.
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For press and media inquiries regarding the Third Annual Plutus Awards, contact Luke Landes, founder of Consumerism Commentary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Continue reading to see the results.
Best Savings or Money Market Account: ING Direct Orange Savings Account
Best Checking or Transaction Account: ING Direct Electric Orange Account
Best Banking Website: ingdirect.com
Best Overall Bank: ING Direct
Best Discount Brokerage: Scottrade
Best Credit Card: Chase Freedom
Best Personal Finance Software — Desktop or Web: Mint.com
Best Personal Finance Software — Mobile: Mint.com
Best Peer-to-Peer or Social Lending Service: Lending Club
Best New Personal Finance Book:
Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, by Andrew Hallam
- The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money, by Carl Richards
- It’s Your Money: Becoming A Woman Of Independent Means, by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
- The $100 Start-Up: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, by Chris Guillebeau
- The Wealthy Barber Returns, by David Chilton
Congratulations to all finalists and winners of this year’s Product and Service Plutus Awards!