Teachers encouraged to participate in online Personal Finance Challenge

 The Mississippi Personal Finance Challenge is designed to recognize students who demonstrate high levels of demonstrated personal finance skills and reward teachers for outstanding practices in teaching personal finance curriculum. Financial Literacy is a skill needed for success in the global workplace. Teachers of economics, business, marketing, personal finance, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are urged to participate in the online Personal Finance Challenge, however, all high school and middle school teachers are welcome. There are no registration fees and no team limits so this makes a great class activity.

2022-2023 Testing Dates 

  • Online Qualifying Round 1 was Oct. 3-14
  • Online Qualifying Round 2: Dec. 5-16
  • Online Qualifying Round 3: March 1-17, 2023
  • State Championship: TBA; April 2023

To learn more and to register teams to compete, visit https://financechallenge.unl.edu/Mississippi

This series of three webinars offers lessons to teach the personal finance standards tested in the Personal Finance Challenge. All webinars are available on-demand throughout the competition season.

On-demand: Standards 1 and 2—Earning an Income and Buying Goods & Services

On-demand: Standards 3 and 4—Saving and Using Credit

On-demand: Standards 5 and 6—Financial Investing and Protecting & Insuring

New NPFC Coach Toolkit – Check out an improved digital toolkit for teachers who want to coach a team for the Personal Finance Challenge (PFC). The PFC Coach Toolkit offers an accessible, simple-to-use, and cohesive user experience for both new and returning coaches to find what they need in order to prepare their students. It offers lessons, activities, videos, and quizzes to help teams learn about the six core knowledge areas of personal finance.