The Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for high school students to compete with others across the state for cash prizes while demonstrating their budding expertise in financial literacy!

Online Challenge: November 15 - December 3

If you are new to the Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge, welcome! You will need to select “Teacher Registration” from the menu and create your teacher profile. Once your profile is created, you will be able to log in and begin creating your teams.

If you are a returning teacher, welcome back! Your profile information is saved from your previous participation, and you can log in to begin creating your teams for this year’s challenge!

Teams of 3-4 students will have 35 minutes to complete a 30-question online exam covering the principles of personal finance; including money management, credit, investing, and insurance. For more information on the financial literacy standards included in the Personal Finance Challenge, explore these resources:

Council for Economic Education: National Standards for Financial Literacy
Department of the Treasury: Financial Education Core Competencies
Jump$tart: National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education
OECD: Financial Literacy Assessment Framework
Money as You Grow

Students earn 10 points for every correct response and 0 points for each incorrect answer. Every question must be answered to move on and students are not able to go back to previous questions.

There will be a cash prize for the top three teams in both the High School and Middle School divisions:
•1st Place: $30 per student
•2nd Place: $20 per student
•3rd Place: $10 per student

Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge Spring 2022:

Mark your calendars today for the Spring 2022 Challenge: The online challenge will run from March 28 through April 15, with the Regional Finals to take place on April 29, 2022.

New this Year:

  • Both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge participants will be eligible to participate in the Nebraska Regional Finals on April 29, 2022.

  • The top 3 teams from each region in both the Fall & Spring will move on to the Nebraska Regional Finals.

  • Students may participate in the Fall or Spring semester, but not both.