Montana Celebrates April as Financial Literacy Month

Montana Celebrates April as Financial Literacy Month Montana joins states across the country to recognize April as Financial Literacy Month, a time dedicated to enhancing personal financial knowledge and skills.  The Montana Council for Economic Education’s mission is to empower Montana’s youth by improving economic and financial decision-making.  It meets its mission through classroom simulations, […]

MFEC Educators Conference March 19, 2024

Montana Financial Education Coalition 2024 Conference Every other year the MFEC hosts a financial education conference aimed at arming participants with knowledge, resources, and information to make sound financial decisions. Save the Date March 19, 2024, in Helena, MT, at the Great Northern Hotel This conference is your opportunity to: Strengthen your partnerships and build new […]

October is Economic Education Month

Why is Economics Education Important? October is Economics Education Month – A time to promote the importance of economic education and to help all students understand how economic decisions and policies affect their lives, their communities, the state of Montana, and the world. Governor Gianforte recognizes October as Economics Education Month with a Proclamation noting […]

Free Personal Finance Workshops for High School Girls

This winter, Invest in Girls (a program of CEE) is inviting your high school students to learn about personal finance in a supportive all-girl environment! All programs listed are online and free to attend. The winter term starts January 23, 2023. Questions? Reach out to Cristina Medina at and she’ll have answers!

First Interstate Bank Leads the Way in Sponsoring Big Sky Biz Sim


Billings Central Students Win Big Sky Biz Sim by First Interstate Bank Classroom Business Simulation Tests Business and Management Decisions in Statewide Competition Helena, MT – The Montana Council for Economic Education (MCEE) hosted the Big Sky Biz Sim by First Interstate Bank this spring attracting over 200 teams from nearly 30 schools.  The Big […]

The Importance of Diverse Perspectives: Strategies for Supporting Women in Economics

by Aine Ackley, Mary Suiter, and Scott A. Wolla The field of economics is lacking in diversity, beginning at the undergraduate level and extending into graduate school and the world of professional economics. In recent decades, the percentage of undergraduate women studying economics has stalled, while the percentage of women studying other historically male-dominated fields […]

Online Economics Training Course Sponsored by MCEE for Montana Educators

See full details in flyer here.   Learn basic economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship concepts and skills using a classroom-ready, field-tested curriculum designed for Grades 4-12 teachers of all subjects with limited to no background in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.  This highly flexible, research-based curriculum integrates basic economic content and reasoning skills throughout the […]

60th Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference

This year’s Conference will take place on September 29 to October 1, 2021.    Get access today for only $99   The Conference features over 50 educator sessions including interactive workshops and lectures. Discover innovative ways to engage your students while networking with like-minded colleagues. This year, we are virtual! Conference Highlights: Tailored and Topical Subjects: From teachers […]