Challenges / Events

The Center coordinates and participates in activities, workshops, conferences, and professional development opportunities that promote economic and financial literacy and capabilities. 

Challenges and Competitions

The Center, through its work with NJCFE,  helps coordinate State of New Jersey and southern NJ regional participation by schools and teams in statewide and national challenges and competitions. See NJCFE’s web site for updated information.

NJ Saves, part of America Saves Week (each February- March)

The Stock Market Game™, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education)

Claim Your Future Game Created by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), Maine’s higher education agency, Claim Your Future® is a game that encourages students to explore education after high school, future careers, and money management. The game is either a handheld board or can be played online. 

Con 'Em If You Can In this interactive strategy game, learn first-hand about the tactics used to perpetrate fraud, so you'll be better able to defend against them. Watch the trailer, learn more and play the game today! Or download the app directly to your mobile device from the app stores (search "Con Em").

Peer Financial Education recommended challenges:

Challenge 1: Track your spending and create a budget. View our online resources tab for spending trackers, apps, and budget resources.

Challenge 2: Start saving. You can start small, and then increase savings over time. Always remember to pay yourself first! 

Challenge 3: Create a plan and set goals. Goals can be small like a trip to the movies, or big like buying a home. Writing down goals and ways to achieve them help the goals become a reality!

Challenge 4: Slash your spending. Review your spending tracker and see where cuts can be made to help you achieve your goals.