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Maryland Personal Finance Challenge

We are excited to announce changes to the Maryland Personal Finance program.This expansion will provide greater flexibility for you as an educator to plan and integrate the challenge into your curriculum.

Congratulations to the National Personal Finance Challenge winner, the Severn School!!!!

Congratulations to the following teams who competed in the 2024 Maryland Personal Finance Challenge Finals

  • 1st Place, Severn School, Julien Meyer, Advisor
  • 2nd Place, Mt Hebron High School, Samantha Hall, Advisor
  • 3rd Place, Mt. St. Joseph, Julius Prezelski, Advisor 
  • 4th Place, Marriott's Ridge High School, Sarah Miller, Advisor


The Maryland Personal Finance Challenge is an academic competition that provides high school students the opportunity to learn and then demonstrate knowledge and application of personal finance concepts. Student teams from high schools across the state compete to be recognized as the Maryland State Champion. The winning team is invited to represent Maryland at the National Personal Finance Challenge Competition. Teachers of economics, business, marketing, personal finance, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are urged to participate. There are no registration fees so this makes a great class activity.

Visit the National Personal Finance Challenge website for information about How It Works on the national level.

Teacher/Coach Toolkit

Find the videos and related lesson plans.

The manual includes details about how the competition works, prizes, timeline and other details. 

Find a comprehensive list of resources, practice tests and other preparation materials. Be sure to checkout the new Nearpod and Google Quiz practice tests.

Learn about the rules and regulations for participating at the national level.

Watch a presentation, learn about scoring and hear comments from the judges.

This webinar series is presented by our partners, Dr. Julie Heath and Susan McNamara. Each episode features two one-hour sessions. Each session will cover one of the six National Standards for Financial Literacy, two lesson plans relating to that standard, and a tie-back of the lessons and learnings to the NPFC.

Get your students excited to participate. Show this 2023 Recap Video.

Have your students test their knowledge by taking a practice test.

2025 Competition Dates - coming fall 2024

National Personal Finance Challenge

Finals: May 19th & 20th, 2024, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland



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