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The Personal Finance Lab

Courses and Lessons, Personal Budgeting Game
and Stock Market Challenges

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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 Middle & High School Wins: *

First Place - $100 - top game, $35 teacher

Second Place - $50 game, $30 teacher

Third Place - $30 game, $20 teacher

​***Must be active games, no cash only portfolios​.  One prize per school. 

Leaders' Board - Spring 2023 
Special funding for our programs has been made available for Centre County & more thanks to the following sponsor:
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Our Personal Finance Lab includes a Personal Budgeting Game, LMS-based Curriculum, and a stock market competition.  The Stock Market Challenge offers players in grades 3-12 the opportunity to manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio by investing in stocks chosen from the USA markets: American, New York and NASDAQ exchanges. The competition teaches students about investing and encourages financial literacy through hands-on 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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