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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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Building Wealth: Saving for a Lifetime

Building Wealth is a personal finance education resource that presents an overview of wealth-building strategies.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making, Financial Investments…
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Making a Budget - It Is All Spending!

Students discover that all elements of a budget are essentially spending on goods and services.
Key Concepts: Decision Making, Goods and Services, Income…
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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

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn to compound interest and amortization to calculate the cost of a car.
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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Traditional vs. Roth IRA

This tool can help you better understand the financial difference between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making, Financial Investments…
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Financial Wellness Assessment

The six pillars of financial wellness provide a practical framework for managing your financial life. See how you’re doing.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit, Financial Instruments…
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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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Diversification

Use common sense, and, as the saying goes, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” This sums up the...
Key Concepts: Decision Making, Financial Investments, Financial Markets…
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Asset allocation

Life is full of risks and rewards. The key is finding a balance. Asset allocation can help.
Key Concepts: Decision Making, Financial Investments, Financial Markets…
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Imagine your best retirement

Taking the appropriate steps now may help set you up for a better financial situation later.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making, Financial Investments…
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Matching contributions

Beef up your savings faster with help from your employer Piggy banks.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making, Saving
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Let’s talk budgets

Making the most of your income.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making, Income…
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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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Manual

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Estate Planning (6:25)

Think estate planning is just for the wealthy? Learn the basics of how to keep your things in the hands...
Key Concepts: Insurance, Taxes
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Investing basics video (6:31)

This video will break down the basics of investing and explore practical ways to help you invest with confidence.
Key Concepts: Decision Making, Financial Investments, Financial Markets…
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Savings series: Setting goals (2:02)

Setting goals will walk you through why goals are important and how you establish them.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making, Interest…
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Budgeting (6:21)

Learn the basics of living within a household budget.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making, Income…
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Savings series: Creating a budget (1:40)

Voya’s spending and savings series will help you take small, actionable steps towards overall financial wellness.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making, Income…
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Voya Learn™ en español

Aprenda los conceptos básicos de cómo empezar con un presupuesto.
Key Concepts: Financial Investments
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Voya Learn On-Demand

Check out Voya’s on-demand library of education content to help you with all aspects of financial wellness.
Key Concepts: Financial Investments
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Financial Wellness in 5 (5:17)

This quick video will walk you through the basics of holistic financial wellness.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit, Financial Investments…
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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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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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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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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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