Housing Allowances for Service Members

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Well, that was easy — you found a sweet house with a pool and view near your new installation, even before the ink dried on your orders. There must be a catch, right?

Don't start planning your housewarming party just yet. You need to find out your actual military housing allowance for your new area — a precise dollar amount, not a ballpark figure — so you can make a smart housing choice. After all, you're going to want a little extra cash on hand for little things like electricity and groceries.

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