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The Personal Finance Lab

Personal Budgeting
& Investing Challenges

Simulations, Courses & Lessons

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Lion Country KIA Co-Owner, Tom Mertz is excited to share that their business will award the student with the highest portfolio in the Centre County Investment Challenge a brand new Chromebook in addition to the regular student and teacher prizes.

All Centre County schools are invited to participate in the elementary, middle, or high school competitions.

Current Quarter & Full Semester Game Dates

In the Spring, we celebrate with special County prizes for Middle School & High School competitions  

Centre County Full Spring Game:

Top Schools Win: 

Spring Semester Prizes 

Top Investing Challenge Wins: 

First Place - $100 - top game, $60 teacher

Second Place - $50 game, $40 teacher

Third Place - $30 game, $30 teacher

Personal Budgeting, 

Challenge Wins: 

First Place - $100 - top game, $60 teacher

Second Place - $50 game, $40 teacher

Third Place - $30 game, $30 teacher

*Must be active games, no cash only portfolios​

The Budget Game must be completed to win prizes.


Leaders' Board - Spring 2024 
Special funding for our programs has been made available for Centre County & more thanks to the following sponsor:
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Our sponsored Personal Finance Lab includes both a Personal Budgeting Game and an Investing Challenge. 


The Budget Game simulates the experience of students living on their own while managing their bills, credit cards & finances. The game plays out 18-months but takes about 6-hours real time to complete.


The Investing Challenge offers students the opportunity to manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio by investing in stocks chosen from the American, New York and NASDAQ exchanges with live market data.


Our competitions teach students budgeting, investing and other financial literacy skills through hands-on learning activities in the classroom. For more information on our partnership with these sponsors, click to view the full press release.

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Sponsored Schools

The schools invited to participate are Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, Penns Valley, Philipsburg-Osceola, State College, and Grace Prep High School along with other schools in Pennsylvania. 

If you are ready to create a sponsorship relationship which exceeds your goals and gives you the chance to become a part of our growing, passionate organization, contact us at or call 570-975-5149.

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