REAL SIMPLE LAUNCHES THE FIRST EVER SMART MONEY AWARDS


List Ranks Companies on Innovativeness and Relevance to REAL SIMPLE Readers

(NEW YORK, NY, August, 15, 2019)—Today Meredith Corporation’s (NYSE: MDP: Meredith.com) REAL SIMPLE announced the launch of its first ever REAL SIMPLE Smart Money Awards. The list honors the top financial products that debuted, or released new features, between January 2018 and June 2019. The honorees will be featured online and in the September 2019 issue on newsstands August 23. The full list can be viewed at REALSIMPLE.com/moneyawards.

Ellevest, a women-focused investing company, was ranked one of the top winners, as well as Ladder, Credit Karma, Personal Capital and Quicken Loans. To generate the list for the Smart Money Awards, a panel of eight judges rated these companies on their helpfulness and relevance to REAL SIMPLE readers based on the services they provide. The top winners scored highest among these ratings.

“REAL SIMPLE’s driving purpose is to make life easier for our readers, so we’re excited to put the spotlight on smart new financial products that simplify money management,” says Editor-in-Chief Leslie Yazel. “We hope this will make it easier for our readers to manage the financial success they’ve already built and also to reach their future money goals.” 

REAL SIMPLE’s Smart Money Awards Winners:

Investing

  • Ellevest
  • Stash 
  • Bumped
  • Merrill Edge’s Fund Story 

Insurance

  • Ladder
  • Root
  • Lemonade 

Credit

  • Credit Karma 
  • Apple Card
  • Capital One Savor Rewards Credit Card

Retirement

  • Personal Capital’s Smart Withdrawal
  • Ally Bank’s The Clutch Guide To Investing 
  • Fidelity’s Health Savings Accounts

Banking

  • Chime 
  • Capital One Café
  • Bank of America’s Erica
  • Aspiration Spend & Save Account
  • Chase Mobile App Updates

Budgeting

  • Qapital 
  • Even
  • Albert 
  • Mint for iOS with MintSights

Mortgage

  • Quicken Loans
  • Bank of America’s Digital Mortgage

Services

  • Fabric’s Document Storage
  • Policygenius

The September issue of REAL SIMPLE is on newsstands on August 23 and the list can be read on REALSIMPLE.com/moneyawards now. 

ABOUT REAL SIMPLE

REAL SIMPLE magazine launched in March 2000 and has since struck a chord with busy women looking to make life easier, currently reaching 8.6 million readers per month. The brand is dedicated to making readers’ lives more beautiful, and more meaningful-every single day. REAL SIMPLE creates a positive, supportive community where modern women can connect and share inspiring ideas and practical solutions through the fresh, interactive quality of the Web. Follow REAL SIMPLE on FacebookTwitterPinterest; and Instagram.

 

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