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Indiana Personal Finance Challenge
February 17 - April 17, 2020

Presented by:

The Indiana Council for Economic Education

The Personal Finance Challenge is a $mart Indiana Program. $mart Indiana is a project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education presented in partnership with the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State


What Is the Indiana Personal Finance Challenge?   
The Indiana Personal Finance Challenge (IPFC) is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance by competing against students from across the state.

Cost: No Registration Fee!

Who Can Compete?  
The competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Students in grades 6-8 compete in the Middle School Division (ONLINE ONLY). Students in grades 9-12 compete in the High School Division (ONLINE Test and Case Study Analysis).

T-shirts are awarded to the highest scoring 4 students from each competing school.

1st Place Indiana State Champions

  • $50 gift card for each divisional team member/teacher/coach.
  • State Championship plaque for both divisional winners

2nd - 5th Places

  • $5 gift card for each divisional team member/ teacher/coach


How It Works

  1. Register Students - January 31 to April 17
  2. Take the Online Test - February 17 to April 17
  3. Case Study Analysis Due - April 17
  4. National Finals ONLINE - May 4

Complete Rules & Registration

  1. Go to and click on Indiana.
  3. Register as a teacher/coach. After you have registered as a teacher/coach, you’ll receive authorization to begin creating your online team(s) of 4 students (be sure to select the appropriate division - middle school or high school).


2020 Personal
Finance Challenge Winners

1st Place High School State Competition
2nd Place National Competition:

Hamilton Southeastern High School
Teacher Coach: Adam Broughton
Student Team "Big Play Ray" Members:
Ray Gao, Tommy Adams, Gabe Bachman, Sam Chilson


1st Place Middle School Winner:
Lafayette Christian School
Teacher Coach: Emily Vanderwall
Top 4 Students: Isaac Budzik, Braylyn Gudeman, Eliana Dommer, Adeline Mulder


Participating Schools:
The Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship, Bloomington
Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne
Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School, Bloomfield
Caston Jr/Sr High School, Fulton
Frontier Jr/Sr High School, Chalmers
Garrett High School, Garrett
Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers
Lafayette Christian School, Lafayette
Lebanon Senior High School, Lebanon
Michigan City High School, Michigan City
Northwest Community Jr High School, Indianapolis
Northwestern Senior High School, Kokomo
Oldenburg Academy, Oldenburg
Paul Harding Jr High School, Ft Wayne
Pike High School, Indianapolis
South Decatur Jr/Sr High School, Greensburg
Wea Ridge Middle School, Lafayette