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National Personal Finance Challenge

The National Personal Finance Challenge (NPFC) is a nationwide competition that provides high school students the opportunity to build and demonstrate their knowledge of money management. Teams showcase their expertise in the concepts of earning income, buying goods and services, saving, using credit, investing, and protecting.

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Decision Making

In this personal finance lesson, students will use a five-step model to learn about decision making.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity
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Uncle Sam Takes a Bite

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn about the basic principles of personal income tax.
Key Concepts: Income, Taxes
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Managing Your Money

In this personal finance lesson, students will practice making budgeting decisions for a young family.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Managing Risk

In this personal finance lesson, students will understand the costs and benefits of the key types of insurance. 
Key Concepts: Insurance
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Preparing Your Form 1040

In this personal finance lesson, students will use an IRS Form 1040 to calculate personal income tax.
Key Concepts: Taxes
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The Five Stages of Investing

In this personal finance lesson, students learn to apply the investing stages to life situations.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Financial Investments, Risk and Return
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Compound Interest

In this personal finance lesson, students will compare simple and compound interest on savings.
Key Concepts: Interest, Saving
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Building Good Credit Scores

This lesson uses the Better Money Habit video Does Carrying a Balance on Your Credit Card Hurt Your Credit Score?...
Key Concepts: Credit, Credit Rating
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Earning Credit

Students participate in a series of activities that provide them with a simulated credit score and an auto loan interest...
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest, Risk and Return
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Tax Time Scavenger Hunt

In this personal finance lesson, students will explore websites to learn about income taxes.
Key Concepts: Income, Taxes
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Break a Leg

In this economics lesson, students will learn about the basic components and terminology of individual health insurance.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Consumers…
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Activity

Saving and Investing Blitz

In this game, students will be asked a series of multiple choice questions. The longer it takes to answer, the...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions…
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Calculator

Car Shopper App

In this personal finance calculator, students will us the app to learn how much it costs to purchase a vehicle.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Video

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Professional Development

Human Capital Video and Quiz

In this economics video, students will learn about human capital and play a Kahoot! game.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Human Capital, Opportunity Cost
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Credit Decisions Video and Quiz

In this personal finance video, students will learn about credit and play a Kahoot! game.
Key Concepts: Credit, Goods and Services, Interest
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Buying on Credit Video and Quiz

In this personal finance video, students will learn about buying on credit and play a Kahoot! game.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit
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Insurance Video and Quiz

In this personal finance video, students will learn about insurance and play a Kahoot! game.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Insurance, Risk and Return
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Credit Score Video

Teach your students about credit scores. In this video a young man wants to get a loan to make surround...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit, Entrepreneurs
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