LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GOBankingrates' fifth annual "Best Money Expert" competition officially launches today, December 1, in collaboration with Ally Bank. The competition invites readers to learn about the 12 biggest names in money and finance and vote for their favorite #MoneyIdol.
The 12 finalists for the 2015 "Best Money Expert" competition represent the biggest influencers in money and finance and were selected by the GOBankingRates editorial team in collaboration with editors of top financial publications and media outlets.
The 12 top money experts of 2015 are:
- Warren Buffett
- Josh Felber
- Tim Ferriss
- Chris Hogan
- Clark Howard
- Robert Kiyosaki
- Nicole Lapin
- Jeanette Pavini (Coupons.com)
- Dave Ramsey
- Tony Robbins
- Kyle Taylor (ThePennyHoarder.com)
- Liz Weston
CLICK HERE to learn more about the competition and finalists: http://www.gobankingrates.com/moneyidol/
"Our annual competition features an incredible lineup of well-known names in the world of money and finance," said Cameron Huddleston, the Life + Money columnist for GOBankingRates.com. "It certainly will be interesting to see who will garner enough votes this year to be named 'Best Money Expert.'"
In conjunction with the competition, GOBankingRates is publishing original quotes, advice and money success stories from the "Best Money Expert" finalists throughout December. Each of the 12 financial experts provided their No. 1 money tip to follow in 2016 as well as fresh insights on topics such as:
- Simple ways to stretch a dollar
- Strategies to get out of debt
- How to overcome financial setbacks
"The Best Money Expert competition is about more than just naming a winner - it provides an opportunity for consumers to benefit from the expertise of these savvy professionals," said Andrea Riley, chief marketing officer at Ally. "We're looking forward to sharing their insights and tips throughout the month."
Voting for this competition kicked off December 1 at 12:01 a.m. PST and will continue until December 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Readers can visit GOBankingRates.com every day in December to vote for their favorite finalist, and voting will reset each day at midnight PST. The winner will be announced on Jan. 11, 2016.
GOBankingRates.com is a leading portal for personal finance and consumer banking information, offering visitors the latest on everything from finding a good interest rate to strategies for saving money, investing for retirement and getting a loan. Its editors are regularly featured on top-tier media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Business Insider, Daily Finance, Huffington Post and more. It specializes in connecting consumers with the best financial institutions and banking products nationwide.
Connie Lundegard, Media Relations