The Montana Personal Finance Challenge Will Return for the Spring 2022 with an initial online competition for round 1.  

As always, all top performing teams will have a chance to compete at regional and potentially national competitions.

We are already arranging partners for 2022 when we hope to all gather again for in-person competitions.  On the bright side for this year, we hope we can attract new interest without the geographic barriers of travel to Helena in March. 

Thank you to this year’s sponsors with Montana Banker’s Association, First Interstate Bank, BNSF and the Montana Financial Education Coalition.  There is no cost to compete.  

 Teams of 3-4 students will compete individually and as a team. Each team member is given a unique access code to compete in the preliminary online competition while being monitored by a teacher.

The questions are designed to test students’ knowledge in 10 areas of personal finance: thinking economically, earning income, paying taxes, budgeting, saving, financial planning, investing, borrowing, banking and financial institutions, and insuring.

Each team’s score will be determined by combining the scores of the three highest-scoring individuals in each category. 

All high school students are eligible. Teachers may enter multiple teams. There is no registration cost to teach­ers or students to participate in the Challenge. 

Provide students interested in personal finance the opportunity to gain more knowledge and showcase their skills in a fun and competitive manner.

Register your teams by going to


CEE Personal Finance Study Materials:

  • EconEd Link
    • Council for Economic Education’s portal for lesson plans, videos, activities, ed tech tools, resources to supplement our publications and more.
  • Federal Reserve Education
    • Get the latest on educational resources from the Federal Reserve.
  • Financial Avenue
    • Inceptia’s online financial education program, Financial Avenue, mentors students on the basics of personal finance while talking to them on their level.
  • Gen I Revolution simulation
    • In 2010, CEE published Gen i Revolution, an online strategy game that simulates a cyberpunk battle against financial illiteracy. Players will confront both economic themes and personal finance challenges.
  • Next Gen Personal Finance
    • Free resources for personal finance teachers.
  • Wells Fargo Hands on Banking
    • The Hands on Banking® online learning center offers resources for anyone who wants to learn more about money management.