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The Personal Finance Lab

Personal Budgeting
& Investing Challenges

Simulations, Courses & Lessons

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William Fennie III, CFA, Vice President & Trust Investment Officer, and Daniel J. Santaniello, President and Chief Executive Officer excited to share that their business will award the student with the highest portfolio in the Fidelity Bank/Lackawanna County Stock Market Challenge a brand new Chromebook in addition to the regular student and teacher prizes.

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Brighter Financial Futures dba The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy, along with sponsor Fidelity Bank, would like to congratulate Aiden Hapshe. He was First Place in the Lackawanna Stock Market Challenge and 3rd Place Middle School State Champion. Aiden worked under the leadership of teacher Barbara Ainey, Howard Gardner Charter. Left to Right: TreeAnne McEnery, Assistant Principal at Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School, Barbara Ainey, Teacher; Aiden Hapshe, student; William J. Fennie III, CFA VP & Investment Officer.

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

Current Quarter and Semester Game Dates

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

Lackawanna County Spring Full Semester Prizes

Top Middle & High School Wins: *

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.  


Lackawanna Prizes
Leaders' Board - Spring 2024
Lackawanna Ranking
Special funding for our programs has been made available for Lackawanna County Schools and more thanks to the following sponsors:
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Proudly supported by the North Penn Charitable Foundation 

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 Abington Heights, Dunmore, Holy Cross, Lakeland,    Mid Valley, North Pocono, Old Forge, Riverside, Scranton Prep, Scranton SD, and Valley View School Districts 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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