FinanceChallenge

It's quite simple really!

Register as a teacher.

Here's all you do:

  • Register at www.financechallenge.unl.edu.
  • Once you have registered as a teacher, you can create student teams of 3 to 4 students.
  • After creating the teams you will be given unique access codes for each student. Distribute these access codes to your students when they are ready to compete.
  • The Decathlon will be open January 1-March 9, 2020.
  • Once competition begins, students can enter the web site and complete a 30-question exam covering 10 areas in personal finance. Click here to read the descriptions of the 10 areas being tested.
  • Each student will be given 35 minutes.
  • Rules
    • Supervision must be provided for the online challenge to ensure legitimacy.
    • Team members must be separated for the online challenge. (Teams who have done well in the past have been known to form study groups before the challenge.)
    • During the online challenge, each student is allowed a blank piece of paper and a pen or a pencil.
    • Calculators, phones, or other electronic devices are not allowed. The use of the internet or other resource materials is prohibited.
  • Scoring: the sum of the top three individual scores on each team make up the team score. Scoring on individual tests are as follows:
  • 10 points for each correct answer and 0 points for each incorrect question. You cannot leave any questions blank.
  • The test is 30 questions, and therefore has a maximum possible score of 300 points.
  • The winners of the Decathlon will be invited to State Competition at Travelers on April 14, 2020.
  • At the State Decathlon, students will have 1.5 hours to prepare a Case Study, followed by an 8-10 minute presentation. More information will be available to qualifying teams.
  • The state winner will travel for a national competition in Lincoln, NE on May 3-4, 2020. Up to $2,000 will be provided to this team to support travel costs.