Financial Literacy 'Personal Finance Challenge' 2014
Honoring Nebraska’s Personal Finance Challenge Champions
Photos by Jana Langemach

Congratulations to the first- and second-place teams in the statewide Personal Finance Challenge sponsored by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education headquartered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

First-place team members from Norris High School each will receive a $2,000 scholarship contribution to a Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings account. Second-place team members from Alliance High School each will receive a $1,000 NEST college savings account contribution.

Treasurer Stenberg presented certificates to the first-place team May 6 at Norris High School. He said the Norris team’s presentation at the regional competition in Lincoln was impressive. The team “was particularly good at getting down to detail,” he said. The team ranked 12th in the national competition May 2 in St. Louis.

“As the chief financial officer of the state, I am committed to helping young people attain a greater understanding of personal finance so that, as adults, they will be smart consumers and wise investors and will be able to contribute to the economic well-being of our state. One way my office demonstrates that commitment is by providing significant scholarships for winning teams in the annual Personal Finance Challenge,” Treasurer Stenberg said.

About NEST

NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the Bloomwell 529 Education Savings Plan, and the State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. Union Bank & Trust Company serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 285,000 accounts, including over 94,000 in Nebraska. Visit and for more information.

Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
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