Nebraska high school teams to compete for college savings

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The winners of this year’s Personal Finance Challenge will receive thousands of dollars in college savings accounts, thanks to the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Fifteen teams from Nebraska high schools are expected to compete in Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney on Saturday for the college savings accounts and a chance to represent the state at the National Personal Finance Challenge competition May 22 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Each member of the first-place team in Nebraska will receive a $2,000 NEST savings account. Each member of the second-place team will receive a $1,000 savings account, and each member of the third-place team will receive a $500 college savings account. The total winnings amount to $14,000.

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