FinanceChallenge

Welcome to the Ohio Personal Finance Challenge!

The Ohio Personal Finance Challenge is an opportunity for high school students to demonstrate their knowledge of Personal Finance by competing with other students across the state in an ONLINE competition.

The Ohio Personal Finance Challenge will take place virtually via Zoom this year. The top ten Ohio student teams with the highest scores will then compete for the state title. Each team will be given a hypothetical family scenario. They will have approximately 40 minutes to create a presentation on their financial recommendations for the family. Each team will have 10 minutes to present its financial plan to our panel of expert judges. 

There is no cost to either teachers or students to participate! The winning team from Ohio will attend the National Personal Finance Challenge which will also be held virtually via Zoom this year.

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2024- Registration Open
  • February 5 - April 15, 2024 - Online Competition - Students can enter the Ohio Personal Finance Challenge website and complete a 30-question, rapid-fire exam consisting of categories on Income and Money Management, Spending and Credit, and Saving and Investing.
  • Friday, April 26, 2024 - Ohio Personal Finance Challenge State Finals - The top ten Ohio teams will go on to the state finals which will be held via Zoom. 

The winning team from the Ohio Personal Finance Challenge will advance to compete against other states in the Council for Economic Education’s (CEE) prestigious National Personal Finance Challenge (NPFC). The teams advancing to the National Finals will travel to Cleveland, Ohio on an all-expense paid trip to compete (includes food, lodging, and all events. Excludes travel costs).

  • National Personal Finance Challenge National Finals (In-person) May 19 - 20, 2024 in Cleveland, OH - Top teams from ALL competing states receive an all-expense paid trip (includes food, lodging, and all events. Excludes travel costs) to Cleveland, Ohio to compete on June 4-5, 2023. Case study round where teams have two hours to respond to a new case study and prepare a financial plan to present to a panel of judges. 


Top teams will receive a trophy, banner, and cash prize for each student team member corresponding to their team’s rank in the National Finals: 1st place: $2,000 | 2nd place: $1,000 | 3rd place: $500 | 4th place: $250

Please email emily.schalk@uc.edu with any questions about the competition.