2012 – 2013

Winners

The winner of this year’s Challenge is a team from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Jessica Nichole Tenbroeck (team leader), David Fry, Jonathan Sessions, Chelsea Padgham, Kayla McMurry, Thea Aub and Margaret Ross collaborated to win this national retirement-preparedness competition for college students. Dr. Ken Baker served as the team’s faculty adviser.

This year, teams participating in the challenge were asked to imagine they were serving as President Obama’s council of economic advisers and to develop a policy proposal to be introduced in Congress in January 2013 that would create incentives and remove barriers to financial savings for the millennial generation. Teams were also required to submit a short video that would help sell their plan to the Millennials, the public and the members of Congress.

Click here to download the 2012-2013 winning team’s essay.

Special Recognitions

Due to the record number of submissions this year, iOme has decided to recognize several other teams for their video or paper submission.

Read an essay submission by a team from the University of Georgia-Athens.
Read an essay submission by a team from the University of the Incarnate Word.
Read an essay submission by a team from the Virginia Tech.

Bentley University:


John Brown University:


University of Hartford:


University of Nevada at Las Vegas:


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