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The Personal Finance Lab

Stock Market Challenge, Courses, Lessons, Learning Management System
and Budgeting Game

All Carbon County and the Tamaqua Area schools are invited to participate in the elementary, middle, or high school competitions.

Current Quarter and Full Semester Game Dates

In the Full Spring Semester Program, we celebrate with extra special local/county middle and high school competitions. 

Spring Full Semester Prizes per County*

First Place - $100 - top game, $25 teacher

Second Place - $50 game, $20 teacher

Third Place - $30 game, $15 teacher

*Must be active games, no cash only portfolios​

Last Spring 2021 Rankings

Special funding for our programs has been made available for Carbon County thanks to the following sponsors:

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 Jim Thorpe Area, Lehighton Area, Palmerton Area, Panther Valley, & Weatherly Area, Tamaqua Area, along with other private schools in the county. 

Award Ceremony

If possible, a virtual celebration will be held in May to honor the schools, teachers, and their students.  They will be honored by Bank officials and the PennCFL staff. 

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 CShirk@penncfl.org or call 570-975-5149.