Students take top spots in financial planning competition

Grove City College students took two of the top three spots in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Pittsburgh’s 2019 Financial Planning Competition.

Rob Kunst ’19, of Butler, Pa., took first place in the annual contest and Anna Sweger ’20, of Carlisle, Pa., came in third. There were 237 entries in the competition.

Students enrolled in Professor Joyce Schnur’s Financial Planning class were assigned to enter the competition, which required students to complete one-, three- and five-year budgets for themselves. They had to determine a salary and living expenses as well as plan for the future including opportunities to save money for purchases, goals and retirement. The plans were evaluated on creativity and technical analysis.

In recognition of their outstanding work, the winning students receive a cash prize and are recognized in the society’s newsletter, according to Eugene M. Natali Jr., chair of the CFA Society’s Financial Literacy Committee.

Students take top spots in financial planning competition

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