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Resources for Financial Stress

Get the 4-1-1 on how to use military benefits and tools to ease your worries and reach your financial goals.

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Cutting corners to stretch your paycheck? Your Basic Allowance for Housing not covering the rent? Spending more to buy even less food? You’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic, inflation and certain costs related to military life are pinching budgets. Help is here in one place so you can take charge to make ends meet and reduce financial stress. The Defense Department offers a variety of Courses to Increase Your Economic Security by preparing you for the financial side of MilLife and supporting your career goals and job search as you PCS.

Choose the topic, based on your situation, to access military benefits and services to help improve your quality of life.

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Need Immediate Relief?

Because stuff happens, you may be making tough choices. Buy food or medicines? Skipping meals? Can’t pay rising utility bills? Maybe your temporary housing allowance ended before you found affordable housing. Find the resources you need now to stay afloat.

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Plan Ahead To Reach Your Goals

Do you keep a budget in your head but aren’t able to stick to it? Paying some bills late? Everyone faces financial pressures at some point. Use these military-approved resources to help take control of your budget, improve your credit score, build an emergency fund and manage money with confidence.


Resources for Specific Situations

Sometimes one particular thing can upset your budget. Remember your military benefits offer you support to take on potential budget busters, whether it's a move, rising food costs or education or training costs for MilSpouses.

The Money Side of a PCS

Have an upcoming PCS? Learn how you can protect your finances and find secure housing even in the face of rising rents, home prices and interest rates.

Paying for Healthy Food

The DOD knows that service members need to properly fuel to be mission ready and provides military families battling higher grocery bills with key food resources.

MilSpouse’s Corner

Whether you want to work with a career coach to excel in the job market or apply for a job through the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, MilSpouses can find a range of personalized support to reach your goals.

See How Leadership Has Your Six

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A military family's economic security is critical to mission readiness. See the changes leadership is making to support you and your family:

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