Mutually Speaking


Dislocation Allowance for PCS Moves

November 27, 2023

A dislocation allowance, or DLA, is a monetary allowance paid to eligible servicemembers who undergo a household move due to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders or an evacuation. It is intended to help offset costs incurred by servicemembers during their move that are not reimbursed by other allowances and moving expenses that are paid…


Divorce and the Survivor Benefit Plan

March 23, 2021

Nobody gets married with the intention of getting divorced at a later point, but still,...

What Is Dependency and Indemnity Compensation?

March 16, 2021

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monthly benefit paid to the...

Survivor Benefit Plan Basics

March 9, 2021

The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is a government-subsidized, monthly income annuity...

Financial Spring Cleaning

March 2, 2021

Spring is just around the corner and that means spring cleaning. It’s time to clear out...

Why a Stay-at-Home Parent Needs Life Insurance

February 23, 2021

People don’t often think about the dollar value of their everyday household...

Why You Need Life Insurance Beyond SGLI

February 16, 2021

It’s easy not to think too much about life insurance when you are in the military since...