Feature Updates: Easier access to managing quizzes
On February 20, 2024 in What's New by Robbie Kaminski
We've made a few updates to Teacher Home to make managing quizzes even easier.

"Win or lose, when the Challenge ends, these students are empowered," says Personal Finance Teacher Betsy Nilsen
We reached out to a longtime Budget Challenge user, Betsy Nilsen, to get her thoughts on using Budget Challenge to teach Personal Finance at Cape Elizabeth High School.

What's New for this school year? Use your emergency fund for emergencies! Plus more...
On September 8, 2023 in What's New by Robbie Kaminski
At Budget Challenge, we pride ourselves on listening to teacher and student feedback and improving our program each year. This year is no different, so here's a quick overview of what we have in store for the 2023-24 school year.

Business Teacher Cindy Quaid — "Allow students to make errors so that they can learn"
On March 23, 2023 in Teacher Spotlight by Robbie Kaminski
Cindy Quaid is the Business & Technology Department Chair and the Future Business Leaders of America Adviser at Santa Maria High School in Santa Maria CA. This is her 30th year teaching at her high school alma mater. She is a long-time user of Budget Challenge.

NEW: Have your students register now for spring classes! Here's How
On November 17, 2022 in What's New by Robbie Kaminski
Over the past few years, we have added significantly more curriculum content and flexibility for our teachers. One of the most significant areas of feedback we receive is extending Budget Challenge to fill a semester. Since we published the textbook, we've decided to allow our schedule to be expandable so that teachers can cover all of the content.

Announcing a new engagement meter on Student Home!
On September 28, 2022 in What's New by Robbie Kaminski
The Budget Challenge Engagement Score is a valuable measure of a student’s positive participation in the simulation. Students now can easily see their engagement on their Student Homepage immediately upon login.

Introducing our New Default Curriculum Schedule for 2021
On September 16, 2021 in Tips and Tricks, What's New by Robbie Kaminski
We've developed a comprehensive curriculum to cover more topics. Our default curriculum and quiz schedule now starts 3 weeks prior to the simulation start date in order to fit in as much as possible.

Teacher Spotlight — Steve Stofelano
We recently asked Steve Stofelano, a business teacher in New York, a few questions about his Budget Challenge experience. Here's what he had to say.

Real Life Financial Tips in Times of Covid-19
On April 17, 2020 in Tips and Tricks by Robbie Kaminski
At Budget Challenge, we work with our teacher partners to help create the next generation of financially capable young adults. But in our busy lives, it is easy to neglect our own finances. This might be a good time to do a quick financial tune-up by considering the four suggestions below.

Playing remotely during your sim? Here's 3 things to check daily
Budget Challenge is doing its best to help assist our teachers during this new and unknown teaching environment. While it may seem overwhelming transitioning to distance learning, you really only need to spend a few minutes a day keeping up with the simulation.