Financial Planning Challenge team heads to Phoenix to compete in final stages at FPA Annual Conference 2023

Sept. 21, 2023
Financial Planning students compete in Financial Planning Association challenge

Maicy Wear and Jackson Hidinger

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®), Ameriprise Financial, and CFP Board announced that the University of Arizona will be one of eight finalists in the 2023 Financial Planning Challenge. Team members Jackson Hidinger, Maicy Wear, and Andrew Waldum, associate professor at the Norton School of Human Ecology and faculty advisor of the team, will head to the FPA Annual Conference 2023 during which the challenge will be held from Sept. 27-29 in Phoenix, Arizona. Through the competition, students can forge valuable connections, explore diverse career paths, and enrich their knowledge of the profession. 

Jackson Hidinger and Maicy Wear, Andrew Waldum (Associate Professor of Practice)

Personal and Family Financial Planning students, Jackson Hidinger and Maicy Wear, with Associate Professor of Practice, Andrew Waldum.

“I am just so proud of these students,” said Waldum. “We are such a new program, yet year after year our students make the top 8 in this competition. Their performance speaks to the dedication of our faculty and the acumen of our students!” The competition is designed exclusively for college and university finance undergraduate degree programs registered with CFP Board or related fields of study through a three-stage event and aims to promote the financial planning profession as a vibrant community and viable career choice for today’s students. 


Learn more about the finalists and the Financial Planning Challenge