National personal finance challenge competition to be held in Nebraska
A national competition that tests high school students on their knowledge of economics and personal finance will be held in Lincoln for the first time.
The annual National Personal Finance Challenge will be May 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business, said State Treasurer Don Stenberg.
Now in its eighth year, the national competition has previously been in St. Louis or Kansas City, Missouri.
Jennifer Davidson, president of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, said she expects students from as many as 25 states to travel to Lincoln to compete. The council is an independent nonprofit organization based in the College of Business.
Wells Fargo is the signature corporate sponsor.
The National Association of State Treasurers issued a resolution endorsing the competition and encouraging students to participate.
In addition, the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust will award NEST 529 college savings accounts to winners in the national competition, as well as to state winners, Stenberg said.