Welcome to the 2019 Rhode Island Personal Finance Challenge
Welcome! The 2019 Rhode Island Personal Finance Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance by competing with other students from across the state in multiple-choice examinations.
This year, the Personal Finance Challenge is being offered in Rhode Island for the fifth consecutive year by the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education and Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, thanks to generous support from Fidelity Investments.
Rhode Island's statewide Personal Finance Challenge will be conducted entirely online during the period March 25 - April 5, 2019. There will be separate divisions for High School and Middle School students.
The 3 highest-scoring schools in each division will be awarded trophies. The news media will be notified about the students' accomplishments, and group photos will be taken with their teachers. An awards ceremony will be held at the RI State House in late April 2019.
Rhode Island's top-scoring High School team will represent our state at the National Personal Finance Challenge on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Business, located at 730 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Check out this video on the National Personal Finance Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4537LDkd30
Research has shown that student competitions increase student participation, promote attendance, and help students achieve higher grades and test scores. For teachers, the Challenge provides a useful tool to help encourage students and generate excitement for classroom materials.
Please register your students now for this exciting competition, and encourage them to begin their preparation today!
Dr. Margaret Brooks, President