Preparing for Deployment by Setting Savings Goals


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There's a lot to think about when you and your family are preparing for a deployment. During your deployment, you may be eligible for special payments and entitlements — including a Family Separation Allowance, the Combat Zone Tax Exclusion, Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pays and Hardship Duty Location Pay.

Once you have a basic understanding of where you're going, how long you'll be there and which extra pays and entitlements you qualify for as a result, you can begin setting savings goals that will make the most of your special payments.

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