How to Control Your Budget When Your Spouse Is Deployed

Handwritten monthly budget, wallet with credit cards and cash

Unusual expenses, special pays, entitlements — a deployment can definitely complicate a household budget. But by paying attention to the changes and following these tips to keep your spending in check and grow your savings, you can make sure your spouse’s deployment doesn’t throw your finances off track.

The first step in controlling your budget is understanding what you’re working with. Go to MyPay to check your spouse’s leave and earnings statement. Knowing what your spouse’s deployment pays and entitlements are will help you create a budget and stick to it.



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