The Dime Bank
Honors High School Student
Micah Musser
Brighter Financial Futures and The Dime Bank were honored to recognize high school student Micah Musser from Canaan Christian Academy, who worked under the leadership of educator, Jennifer Musser. Micah finished second place The Dime Bank/Wayne-Pike County Spring 2024 Budgeting Challenge and in third place in the Investing Challenge in the high school division.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Dime Bank, all students in grades K-12 can have full access to the Personal Finance Lab, free of charge. This world-class, online platform and curriculum includes the Personal Budgeting Game, Online Learning with certifications in Personal Finance, along with the Investing Challenge.
We now offer twelve total competitions, four quarter semesters, and two full semester programs with competitions. Students can learn by using the curriculum & lessons along with playing both the budgeting & investing simulations. The platform provides lessons, assignments, and grading for seamless teacher management as well as the superior gamification of the Personal Budgeting Game & Investment Challenge. The competitions are held in the classroom, both county-wide and state-wide.

Schools can sign up for our Budgeting & Investing competitions at Brighter Financial Futures is a 501(c)3 organization and approved by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community & Economic Development as an Educational Improvement Organization. The competitions and programs result in over 25,000 student registrations in Pennsylvania. Training and support are provided to hundreds of teachers. The goal is to showcase exceptional talent from business, education, and government. The entrepreneurship program, Dream-Learn-Pitch, allows students to learn through our online curriculum, at our entrepreneurship conferences or independently with their teachers. Students can upload their Elevator Pitch to win prizes up to $10,000 and additionally, up to $40,000 in college scholarships. See for details.