CUNA’s Plan It and Money Mix Win Folio: Magazine’s Prestigious Eddie Awards

Mark Wolff
CUNA Communications
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Amy Nigrelli
CUNA Marketing
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Madison, Wisconsin (November 8, 2011) – CUNA is pleased to announce that Plan It and MoneyMix, two of its onlineEDGE personal financial education products, 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, a 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
Plan It
, an online retirement planning tool, is being recognized at the 2011 Eddie Awards for its quality content. Plan It 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’re honored to help credit union pre-retirees plan for retirement, and to be recognized for the quality of Plan It’s content,” says Rena Crispin, managing editor for Plan It. “We are happy to see financial publications getting to share the media spotlight with such prestigious company.”

’s spending blog particularly drew the attention of the Eddie Awards panel for its originality and accessibility. The spending blog, one of the many blogs featured on MoneyMix, is filled with useful spending advice written by young adults, for young adults.

“We are honored that MoneyMix has been recognized in the category of Best Online Column or Blog, one of the most competitive and inclusive categories at the Eddie Awards,” says Michelle Dosher, managing editor for MoneyMix. “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.”

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 (AFCPE) 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 United States that celebrates outstanding editorial achievement in magazine publishing. This year over 2,000 applications were submitted and only 400 winners were selected by panelists at Folio: Magazine.

Click here for more information about CUNA’s onlineEDGE products, including Plan It and MoneyMix.

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