Personal Finance Decathlon

2019 State Champions from Mounds View High School

What is the Personal Finance Decathlon?

The Personal Finance Decathlon is an exciting competition for high school students that engages students' content knowledge and critical and creative thinking skills while creating a fun incentive for students to take ownership of their education, their choices, and their futures.  Teams of students compete online to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance by taking an online test covering questions in 10 areas of personal finance. Winning teams are then invited to the state championship where they receive a case study and prepare a presentation of financial recommendations to a panel of judges with an opportunity to earn a trip to nationals.      

Online Competition: January 1-March 23, 2020 Extended

Winona In-Person Competition: March 2, 2020 - Winona State University
State Competition: Online April 1-21
Preliminary Championship: (for qualifying teams - to determine top teams advancing to the case study scenario) May 1, 2020 Online

National Competition: (for qualifying teams) May 4, 2020 Online


Check out America Public Media's Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell talk about the 2016 Personal Finance Decathlon on his show! Fast forward to 3:28 to hear the segment.

Photos from the 2019 Personal Finance Decathlon are on our Facebook page!

Those who are interested in the 2020 competition can sign up & compete online between January 1 - March 23, 2020. All qualifying teams will face-off April 1-21 online for the State Championship.

Never competed before? Look at our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.


Thank you to our 2019 Personal Finance Decathlon sponsor the Affinity Plus Foundation!

And also to our host, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis