Café Finance

There’s always something brewin' at the Café.

Each week we will serve a fresh new topic that will be relevant to current events and the financial season.

This Week at the Café

Each week, we bring you financial education articles you can use right now. This week...

A Seven-Day Plan to Cut Spending New!

A full week’s worth of easy and actionable ways to keep more of your money in your wallet each month – some of these take only minutes, but result in significant savings over time.

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Featured Topics

Chosen by Picatinny's financial education team, these in-depth articles cover a wide range of financial topics for all members.

Money Smart Kids

Develop an understanding of what you want your children to learn about money and why it's important they do.

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There is a lot of debate over whether or not you should give a child an allowance. Learn about the different types and the pros and cons of doing so.

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Raising Money Smart Kids: Ages 6-10

When dealing with children ages 6-10, it's important to stick to the basics and make learning hands-on.

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Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

When planning for the holidays there are many tricks and resources that can help you save.

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The Psychology of Spending

Learn the how merchandisers influence consumer behavior to get you to spend more while shopping.

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Workplace Transition Introduction

An overview of topics covered in our Workplace Transition material.

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Saving for Retirement

Why save for retirement and the impact of fees on investment performance.

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Roommates and Money

Simple strategies for managing your financial relationship with roommates.

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Choosing a Make and Model

A look at four important factors to consider when choosing a car: fuel consumption, insurance rates, reliability, and depreciation.

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Understanding Mortgages

The parts of a mortgage and common mortgage loan options.

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Buying a Car

An introduction to the basics of this major purchase and responsibility.

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Credit vs. Debit Cards

Credit and debit cards each have pros and cons. When should you use each?

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Identity Theft

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Understanding ID theft and how to prevent it.

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Money Saving Ideas

Looking for ideas for ways to save money now? Almost everyone can find a way to save using at least one of these tips.

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Use the Five Ws of Homebuying

To prepare yourself for your home purchase, ask yourself some questions. Figuring out the answers will help you achieve your dream.

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