Thanks to our sponsors for 5 years of good!

H&R Block has been an amazing partner for the past 5 years.  It is only through their generosity that the H&R Block Budget Challenge was made available for free to over 700,000 students all across the country.  H&R Block's commitment to financial literacy education totaled more than $11 million in free curriculum and scholarships.  Unfortunately, this 2018-19 school year will be the last year for the H&R Block Budget Challenge.

We invite you to continue with Budget Challenge and to learn about some important changes to the program:

  • Simulations start EVERY Thursday, all year-round  
  • Exciting changes in scoring that reward more than saving in 401(k)
  • Improved curriculum and assessments

New to Budget Challenge?

New teachers can register and create classes today!


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Because the Budget Challenge and the H&R Block Budget Challenge are operated by the same people, your existing login now works on   If you would like to request a quote or create a class, click the button below.

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Big Scoring Changes from H&R Block Budget Challenge

Scoring now rewards more than just saving for retirement. We heard your feedback, students need to learn how to:

  • Establish an emergency fund
  • Pay off a credit card
  • Pay bills on time
  • Manage credit utilization
  • Pay down student loan debt

So that's exactly what we've done! Students now need to demonstrate that they can do all of these important life skills AND save for retirement. It is game-changing for financial literacy education!  These enhancements are only available in Budget Challenge. Watch the videos to see What's New and How to Play the game.

Put Budget Challenge in this year's Budget

$25 per student
for volumes less than 300 students

This includes:

  • Individual account
  • 10 week real-time simulation
  • Full curriculum
  • Graded assessments

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Why is it worth the cost?

It's true that this program isn't free, but neither are mistakes in the real world. Budget Challenge is the only program that gives students a ROI over 100% of the cost of the program.

Learn more about the ROI of Budget Challenge here:


For a deeper look at our program, please read the white paper.

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The Budget Challenge Difference

Learn how we stand out from the crowd in the world of finlit by teaching financial skills that will pay dividends in the future!

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