Welcome to the California FinanceChallenge ONLINE!

What is the National Personal Finance Challenge? 

The National Personal Finance Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance by connecting with other students from across the state in an online competition.

The top 10 highest scoring teams are invited to the state championships on April 1st at the Los Angeles Federal Reserve. The highest score will then compete for the national title in a fast-paced "Quiz Bowl" round and an all expense paid trip to the competition in Nebraska. 

The FinanceChallenge ONLINE! is designed to provide an online competition in Personal Finance for teachers and students throughout the nation. Research has shown that student clubs and competitions increase student participation, promote attendance, and help students achieve higher grades and standardized test scores.

There is no cost to either teachers or students to participate in the Personal Finance Challenge ONLINE! For teams continuing on to the national finals, funding is available from the Wells Fargo Advisors to cover each team's accommodations in Nebraka (for one night) as well as certain travel costs.

Click here for rules and guidelines.


How does the Challenge work?

  • Teachers register 
  • Teachers sign up their team(s)
  • Teams take the online exams
  • Top 10 teams advance to the state competition at the Los Angeles Federal Reserve where they will compete in activities for the state final to determine the California champion
  • The winner of the state contest will represent California in the  National Championship in Nebraska.

All of the dates an additional information can be found on the dates and times page


Prizes for the State Competition Winners: 

Prizes are awarded to each team member & teacher!  

We will announce the prize levels for 2020 by March 20.

2018 prize amounts were:

  • First place- $250 cash
  • Second place - $150 cash
  • Third place - $100 cash


Prizes for teachers: For each registered team that completes the challenge, you will be entered into a drawing for one $100 Gift Card.