Deployment and PCS

A life in the military means a life of change—including changes in duty stations and deployments around the world. Here's what you need to be prepared.

Money and Mobility

Money and Mobility

To help you and your family financially prepare for moves or deployments, the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®), the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the National Military Family Association have joined forces to bring you a new version of this popular publication. (PDF 3 MB)

PCS Financial Tips for Military Families

Whether your family is planning for a PCS move now or in a few years, questions about finances will arise. These tips can help you plan financially for your next move.

Tips for Talking About Money With Your Spouse

The best way to avoid stressful discussions about money is to communicate openly and regularly about household finances. These tips will help you get the conversation going and keep it on track.

Are Your Children Ready for Deployment?

A sudden deployment affects the entire family. Not only will you have to prepare for your mission, but you will also have to make sure your spouse or another guardian is prepared to take over 100 percent of the parenting responsibilities and expenses. Here are some things to consider as you prepare your Family Care Plan.

Additional Resources

Servicemembers’ Rights Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
This article gives an overview of USERRA and the many protections it affords servicemembers. It also provides practical advice for those covered by the law.

Getting to Know the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Have you recently been called up for active duty? Are you preparing for a long-term deployment? Or are you nearing the end of your active duty service? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," it’s particularly important that you understand your rights—and responsibilities—under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) of 2003, and amended in 2008. This article briefly describes the SCRA, explains how to invoke the law’s protections, and tells you where to turn for legal help and more information.

Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax (HEART) Act of 2008
The HEART Act provides tax-advantaged opportunities for survivors of servicemembers killed in the line of duty, recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), mobilized National Guard members and Reservists, military families with members not in possession of a Social Security Number (SSN), and veterans using or wishing to use mortgage bonds to purchase a residence.