Budget Challenge is a true conversation starter. It happens in the class, in the hallway, and even at home. The marketing value of sponsoring a class goes well beyond the student. In a survey of 89,719 students:
74.8% of students said Budget Challenge caused their class to have in-depth discussions about real-world finance.
67.8% of students said Budget Challenge prompted real-world personal finance conversations with parents/guardians.
"I now know a whole lot more than before because I had never seen a bill before really. My parents never really talked to be about money, however, now we are getting into the talk of it more and more as I am working and getting closer to college. This stimulation has helped me out a lot and becomes more comfortable with the topic, so I thank you very much. More students should do this challenge to become better and more comfortable with money. "
"I really didn't know what a budget was and how to stick to it. This challenge opened up good conversations with my parents and me also."
"I feel really confident and knowledgeable about dealing with money and expenses. I can understand how my parents feel when they have to keep up with money, bank, and bills. It's a huge responsibility as an adult."