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Finance Students Place in top 25 in National Fall Financial Literacy Challenge

Finance Students Place in top 25 in National Fall Financial Literacy Challenge

Notre Dame's finance class has been busy crunching the numbers and learning what it takes to balance a budget this fall while competing in the National Fall Financial Literacy Challenge.

A number of ND students turned in notable achievements, including Bridget McTear '23 , who placed 9th out of 3,319 total participants, and Rebecca Jackson '23 and Natalie Maye '23, who finished in the top 25.

Each participating ND student received a Financial Literacy Certificate.

The criteria for the challenge included making and keeping a budget for 12 months, six as a student and six as a young professional, building and maintaining a credit score of 690 to 840, and creating a net worth all while maintaining a high quality life score. 

A Stock Market simulation was also integrated. Two of ND's highest performers were Emma Dailey '24, with a return of 7.54%, and Margo Kemp '23, with a return of 5.90%.

Mr. Alan Horn, Notre Dame finance teacher, said the students learned a lot and that many of them had great conversations with their parent(s) about what they learned. 

"This 'hands-on' part of the finance class was fun and led to practical skills that will serve the students for a lifetime. I am very proud of our ND students," Horn said.