Welcome to Illinois Personal Finance Challenge!

The 2019 Illinois Personal Finance Challenge (IPFC) program offers a middle school level of competition & a high school level of competition: 

     High school competition - Online Registration (top left option on this page) is open through February
     22.  Afterwards, simply complete the Illinois Teacher Form and submit it to Econ Illinois.

     Middle school competition - Online Registration is open through March 31.

IPFC makes it fun and easy to engage students while assessing personal finance learning that is taking place!  Access to individual student and team test scores provide insight into content knowledge gained and critical thinking skills. Registration is simple and testing is convenient and easy to do.

Middle school students gain an advantage by learning early how our market economy works. Teachers who add this element of competition to their classrooms, watch the incentive to learn dramatically increase!  

High school students in Illinois have a variety of courses that include financial literacy and consumer economics topics. The IPFC competition is s perfect way to engage students more fully in their learning and application of these concepts.  A listing of the most common courses includes:

  • Social Science
  • Business
  • Consumer Economics
  • EconomicsIllinois Personal Finance Challenge
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship

For more specific information about the competition, the rules, and financial literacy teaching resources - visit the Econ Illinois website.