So you’re getting ready for a deployment? It can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re the one who will be in charge of the finances while your spouse is deployed. Although there isn’t really an “up side” to your loved one deploying, many families find that they’re able to bank a little extra money during this separation. We actually paid off our vehicle and made a dent is some student loans during my husband’s last deployment.
It’s a good idea to make a financial plan before deployment, but it’s not too late to start if your deployment is already underway. There are a ton of resources out there that talk about finances and deployment. We’ve rounded up some useful ones all here in one place for you:
Helpful list of topics and resources from USAA.
Let us know what your go-to tips are for military families facing deployment. If you haven’t already, check out Everyone Serves, a free resource that literally covers every aspect of deployment from pre-integration, deployment, to re-integration. It’s a fantastic resource and provides plenty of useful resource links to what organizations offer.