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The Personal Finance Lab

Courses & Lessons, Personal Budgeting Game and Stock Market Challenges

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The Dime Bank is proud to have once again sponsored the Stock Market Challenge. This year’s first-place winner in the competition was Wayne Highlands School District student Jaydan Beisner in teacher Don Burchell’s seventh-grade class. Jaydan won a Chromebook along with a $100 gift certificate for her studious efforts. The Dime Bank President and CEO stated Peter Bochnovich, “The Dime Bank is a firm advocate of financial literacy for all, but especially for our youth. We believe that educating our students provides a strong foundation for financial success throughout their lives.

All Wayne & Pike 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 & High School  competitions

Wayne & Pike Counties Spring Semester Prizes

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 Wayne & Pike Counties thanks to the following sponsors:

Our sponsored 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 here for the full press release.

Sponsored Schools

Schools invited to participate include Canaan Christian Academy, Carbondale Area, Delaware Valley, Forest City Regional, North Pocono, Susquehanna Community, Wallenpaupack Area, Wayne Highlands, and Western Wayne High Schools along with private school in the county.

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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