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The 2013 Personal Finance Challenge ONLINE!
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TEAM COMPETITIONS for Middle and High School Students

The Personal Finance Challenge ONLINE! is designed to provide an online competition in Personal Finance for teachers and students throughout the nation. The Challenge is an exciting, competitive, and rewarding way for teachers to encourage students to learn personal finance concepts, including income, money management, spending, credit, saving and investing, they will use in the real-world throughout their lives. A better understanding of these concepts helps students make sound money decisions and increases the likelihood that they’ll meet their financial goals as adults. Research has shown that student competitions increase student participation, promote attendance, and help students achieve higher grades and standardized test scores.

REGISTRATION:  Teachers can register teams between February 20 and March 19 at www.financechallenge.org . Middle and High School teams compete in separate divisions

ONLINE PERSONAL FINANCE CHALLENGE DATES:  March 20-April 3, 2013- Online Competition - Teams login and face the Challenge!

AWARDS:  First Place High School and First Place Middle School teams will receive $100 for the team, a school plaque, and certificates at KCEE Awards Luncheon in May.  First Place High School team will advance to the national Personal Finance Challenge to represent Kentucky.

THE CHALLENGE RULES:   No formal courses in Personal Finance are required. Any team of students interested in Personal Finance is encouraged to compete, but must have an adult coach. Schools may enter multiple teams in the online competition.  Each person on a three or four person team individually completes a 30 question online test that cover topics in Income, Money Management, Spending and Credit, and Saving and Investing.  No limit on number of teams per school. Test results are confidential.

Students will compete individually in the online qualifying round, then the teams' scores will be averaged (dropping the lowest score if there are 4 team members.) Scores are kept confidential and emailed to the teacher.

National Personal Finance Challenge:  The National Personal Finance Challenge will be held May 2, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. Students will have a chance to win awards such as $1,000 per team member, $500 per team member, iPads and Kindles. All students will enjoy an exciting day of challenging competition, meet students from other states, and have the opportunity to win additional prizes and cash!  Click
here for National rules and guidelines. Click here for the National competition teacher's guide.

Dates to Remember:

Team Registration Deadline | March 19
To participate, teachers must register online.

Preliminary/Qualifying Round | The online Personal Finance Challenge will be available from March 20-April 3.
 Winning scores will be announced by email and on the KCEE website on April 5.

National Personal Finance Challenge | May 2 | St. Louis, MO
The state champion will be invited to participate in the National Personal Finance Competition in St. Louis, MO against the winning teams from other participating states. Hotel and transportation are paid for by Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation.

Try these sample questions!