Welcome to the Missouri Personal Finance Challenge

The Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Personal Finance by competing with other students across the state in multiple-choice and "Quiz Bowl" examinations.

This year the Missouri Council on Economic Education, with support from the Centers for Economic Education across the state will host the 7th Annual Missouri Personal Finance Challenge.

Student participants receive certificates of recognition, awards and accolades.

Add competitive excitement to your Personal Finance Class!

The preliminary or qualifying round of the Challenge will be online. In the first round, each team of four students will complete online exams that cover topics in

  • Earning Income & Protecting and Insuring
  • Using Credit & Buying Goods and Services
  • Saving & Financial Investing

The top two placing teams in each region will advance to the State Finals in Warrensburg on Friday, April 4, 2014. At the State Finals, teams will participate in 3 rounds of multiple choice testing with a final quiz bowl between to two top scoring teams.

The Prizes for the Missouri state Personal Finance Challenge include
1st place $250.00 per student on team and teacher
2nd place $100.00 per student on team and teacher

The 1st place team at the State Finals will represent Missouri during the National Personal Finance Challenge on May 2, 2014 in St. Louis.

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.

There is no cost to either teachers or students to participate in the Personal Finance Challenge ONLINE!

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.


The FinanceChallenge is an academic publication of Dr. Roger B. Butters, © 2013