Personal Finance Decathlon

The Personal Finance Decathlon is an exciting competition for high school students to practice real-world skills in managing money and solving problems.

Teams of students compete online to demonstrate their knowledge of fundamental personal finance topics, with the top teams being invited to the state competition to showcase their talent in addressing real-world financial challenges and communicating effectively.

This is one of our most popular programs for students and provides an opportunity for students to consider how their own lives are shaped by the financial decisions they make today. One team will advance to represent Minnesota in the national competition in May.

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education is grateful to the Allianz Life Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, Securian Financial, and the University of Minnesota - Department of Applied Economics for their generous support of the 2024 Personal Finance Decathlon competition. 

New Teachers:

New teachers who have at least one team compete in the competition will receive $200. 

2023/24 Competition Teacher Professional Development

2024 Competition Winners: 

1st Place

Mounds View High School

2nd Place

St. Thomas Academy

3rd Place

Hopkins High School

Past 8 Years Personal Finance Decathlon Winners

First Place

2024: Mounds View Senior High

2023: Hopkins Senior High

2022: Hopkins Senior High

2021: Cotter Schools

2020: St. Thomas Academy

2019: Mounds View Senior High

2018: Albany Senior High

2017: St. Thomas Academy

Second Place

2024: St. Thomas Academy

2023: Mounds View Senior High

2022: Mounds View Senior High

2021: Faribault Senior High

2020: Hopkins Senior High

2019: Armstrong High School

2018: St. Thomas Academy

2017: Faribault Senior High

Third Place

2024: Hopkins Senior High

2023: St. Thomas Academy

2022: Faribault Senior High

2021: Mounds View Senior High

2020: Albany Senior High

2019: Underwood High School

2018: Underwood High School


National Personal Finance Challenge MN Winners

2020 | 3rd Place: Saint Thomas Academy

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