National Personal Finance Challenge

The National Personal Finance Challenge is a competitive event designed to test high school student's knowledge and skills in personal finance. The challenge consists of online tests and a live, in-person competition. 

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The National Personal Finance Challenge

Competition Overview

High school students
Entry fee
Varies depending on the state
State Competition
May 19-20, 2024
Competition Date

Competition Details

1. Competition Format
The Council runs state-level competitions, then state champion will represent the state at the National Finals Challenge level. The top scoring teams will advance to the in-person National Finals taking place from May 19 – 20, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

2. Eligibility
The team is comprised of 3 or 4 students. Students must be from the same public school, private school, community organization or club, or afterschool program. The state championship team may reconstitute the members of its team prior to registering for Nationals. At least two original team members must participate in the National competition. 

3. National Competition Format
The National Finals will be held in-person. The Finals will be a case study presentation where teams will be given a fictitious family scenario. The top 16 teams will move on to the quiz bowl rounds, where teams participate in an oral quiz bowl covering topics in personal finance.

3. Prizes
The top 4 teams will receive a banner with cash prizes ($2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, $500 for third place, and $250 for fourth place)

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