Troops Issued Government Travel Cards for PCS Expenses

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October 23, 2014  | 

Most troops moving to a new duty station will no longer be paying costs out of pocket, according to new guidance from the Department of Defense.

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PCS - Home Buying

How much house can you afford?

The rule of thumb is that a military family can comfortably afford a home that is up to three times their average annual household income. Where did this number come from?

PCS - Selling

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It's become more difficult for homeowners to sell their properties. While some civilian homeowners may have the option of taking their time, military members with PCS orders don't have that luxury....  more

PCS - Renting

Finding an Apartment to Rent Online

Online apartment searching can ease the stress of a PCS. And now, you can look for an apartment online while packing up your old residence.

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Moving Day

Civilian personnel, including dependents, require a passport. For official travel, DoD Directive requires you and your dependents to have a no-fee passport and a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) s...  more

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Residence vs. Home of Record

In talking with military families about taxes and residences and drivers’ licenses, one little thing keeps coming up:  the misuse of the term home of record.  It probably isn’t a big thing in the greater scheme of life, but it certainly can make a simple conversation a lot more complicated if one person is using […]

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