MADISON, Wis. (11/8/11)--Plan It and MoneyMix, two the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) onlineEDGE personal financial education products, have won Folio: Magazine's prestigious Eddie Award, honoring their excellence in editorial content.
The awards were announced last week at the 2011 FOLIO: Show in New York City.
Plan it, an online retirement planning tool, won the gold medal for Best Consumer Website for Non-Profit Associations. MoneyMix, a financial education and planning assistant for young adults, won the bronze medal for Best Online Column or Blog.
Plan It, which was recognized for its quality content, helps pre-retirees focus attention on their financial and personal goals by allowing them to keep track of retirement funds through interactive calculators, short courses, informative articles, FAQs, quick tips and other progress tracking tools.
"We are happy to see financial publications getting to share the media spotlight with such prestigious company," said Rena Crispin, Plan It managing editor.
MoneyMix's spending blog particularly drew the attention of the Eddie Awards panel for its originality and accessibility. The spending blog, one of the many featured on MoneyMix, is filled with spending advice written by young adults, for young adults.
"To be mentioned alongside such publishing giants as Sports Illustrated and SELF Magazine is a special treat that not only speaks to the talent of our writers but to the importance of the financial advice we give young adults." Michelle Dosher, managing editor for MoneyMix.
Both Plan It and MoneyMix have won awards for editorial excellence before. As part of onlineEDGE, CUNA's suite of member-focused financial education tools, both programs won the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education's Outstanding Consumer Financial Information Award in 2008.
Spanning across print and online magazine disciplines, the Eddie Awards are the largest magazine awards program in the U.S. that celebrates outstanding editorial achievement in magazine publishing. This year more than 2,000 applications were submitted; 400 were selected as winners by panelists at Folio: Magazine.