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Welcome to the Personal Finance Challenge


Engage your students by participating in the National Personal Finance Challenge (NPFC), a fun and motivating team competition that provides high school students with the opportunity to get financially savvy and demonstrate their money management skills. 

The NPFC is free, easy to sign up for, and offers materials to make coaching easy. Our NPFC toolkit provides personal finance lessons, activities, videos, and quizzes to help you and your team be successful! 

Note: There’s no limit on the number of teams you can enter in Round 1. Use the NPFC as a way to ignite your students’ interest in personal finance as a fun and engaging classroom or club activity! 


Important Dates: 

Team/s registrations: January 1 through April 24, 2024. 

Exam period: March 27 through 6:00 pm Eastern time on April 26, 2024 

Advancing Teams Notified: May 1, 2024 

In-Person National Finals: May 19-20, 2024 


Participation is Rewarding: 

Winning teams move on to compete with teams across the nation and win cash prizes at our exciting in-person National Finals in Cleveland, Ohio. In the National Finals your students will demonstrate their personal finance knowledge, using a case study format to consider alternatives and trade-offs for a family scenario. The top 16 teams in the National Finals' case study round will then compete in a Quiz Bowl where the Top 4 teams advance to compete in the National Finals Quiz Bowl for the title of national champion! 

As their coach you will accompany your students and enjoy a teacher’s only tour and lunch at the Cleveland Fed. 

While in Cleveland ALL EXPENSES are covered (including food, hotel, and events). Transportation to/from state of origin excluded. 


Cash prizes for each team member and one teacher/coach: 

1st place: $2,000 | 2nd place: $1,000 | 3rd place: $500 | 4th place: $250 


Register your account and create teams

Register teacher/coach account and create teams


Thanks to the Voya Foundation, you can compete in the Personal Finance Challenge National Competition.


The National Personal Finance Challenge is a program of the Council for Economic Education (CEE).