The Iowa Finance Challenge ONLINE! is a FREE online financial literacy program available for middle and high school students. This online competition includes 30 questions for students to test their knowledge on income and money management, spending & credit, and saving & investing.

State Competition Information:

  • Online portal typically open from January to April.
  • Top 4 teams in each region will be invited to the State Finals.
  • Location is typically at the Federal Reserve Bank in West Des Moines.
  • Prize money is awarded for regional 1st and 2nd place teams.
  • College money and prize money is awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the state level.
  • Register today!

National Competition 

  • Each 1st place team from each state is invited to represent its state in the National Finals.
  • The finals are typically in Lincoln, NE at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
  • The finals typically take place at the end of April or early May.
  • Each team is given a case study and then asked to advise the family on what they could do to better manage their money.
  • Prize money is awarded for the top three teams.
  • For more info:

2020 Winners

Download “2020 Iowa Personal Finance Challenge Results” 2020-Personal-Finance-Final-Scores-Share.xlsx – Downloaded 30 times – 49 KB


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