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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…


Employer-Sponsored Group Term Life Insurance vs. Individual Life Insurance

May 12, 2023

When you start a new job, you may be given a benefits package that includes a life...

Understanding Family SGLI: Is It Enough?

May 3, 2023

Upon joining the military, a servicemember is automatically provided with $500,000 of...

Six Ways to Make the Most of a Pay Raise

April 24, 2023

If you have been lucky enough to receive a pay raise this year, congratulations! Getting...

SBP Open Season Explained

April 19, 2023

The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) provides a monthly inflation-adjusted income annuity to...

Understanding Credit

April 13, 2023

Credit is the amount of money that a lender allows you to borrow with the understanding...

Military Spouse Money Resources

April 4, 2023

A military spouse plays a vital role in maintaining their family’s finances. When...