Consumerism Commentary Launches Second Annual Plutus Awards

Luke Landes, founder of the Plutus Awards and Consumerism Commentary

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 01, 2011

Today marks the official beginning of the Second Annual Plutus Awards considerations. The Plutus Awards, named soon after the Greek god of wealth, are presented to the best monetary blogs, merchandise and services, as voted on by the entire personal finance blogging community. The Plutus Awards season will then culminate in early October, with a live event and ceremony that will take place at the Monetary Blogger Conference in Chicago.

The Plutus Awards were produced by Luke Landes, the founder of Consumerism Commentary, a premiere individual finance weblog. According to Landes, “The individual finance blogging community has been an unstoppable force in alternative media for several years. Yet the great writing by a wide selection of professional authors is largely ignored by the mainstream media. The Plutus Awards exists to celebrate and bring attention to properly-deserved monetary authors who use blogging as as the medium of option, as nicely as to the best financial products and services as chosen by these experts.”

For the subsequent couple of weeks, the personal finance blogging community will have input on the designation of these awards. Since the Plutus Awards reflect the opinions of the entire personal finance community, all who contribute to on-line personal finance writing have the chance to figure out the direction of the awards through the selection of categories. Sample categories could consist of Best Weblog for Retirement, Greatest Writing for a Personal Finance Weblog, and Best Frugality Weblog, for instance. Other categories will focus on financial merchandise and services examples consist of Greatest Savings Account, Very best Budgeting Software, and Greatest New Book.

The entire monetary community, writers and readers, will then nominate recipients and vote for their options inside every chosen category. All activity will be tracked on the official Plutus Awards site located at On September 21, voting will close.

Winners will be announced at the Monetary Blogger Conference in Chicago at the beginning of October. The Plutus Awards website at will be updated in actual time with the winners names, and the award event will also be tracked live on the Plutus Awards Twitter account, @PlutusAwards. Authors who represent winning blogs will receive a little prize package and a badge that they can display on their sites.


Because 2003, Consumerism Commentary has been the premiere individual finance blog, focusing on individual finance and consumer problems. Out of college for a couple of years and deeply in debt, Luke Landes, using the pseudonym of Flexo, produced Consumerism Commentary to publicly hold himself accountable for his own finances. Right now, Flexo is back on his feet financially and his weblog is one of the leaders of the now burgeoning monetary weblog community. Consumerism Commentary offers ideas and reviews of financial merchandise such as the greatest savings accounts and credit cards. Above all, it offers a community for people interested in enhancing their own finances.


The first annual Financial Blogger Conference is a two-day event bringing together the greatest in the on-line personal finance community. In attendance will be over 150 individual finance bloggers with a combined total readership of over 500,000 and millions of page views monthly. The conference will be held September 30 by means of October 2 at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. The Monetary Blogger Conference was developed organically by the participants in the on the internet personal finance blogging community. It is independently owned and operated by Philip Taylor of PT Dollars, LLC, who also runs PT Cash: Individual Finance.


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