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7 smart personal finance moves for military personnel before deployment

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

You and your family already have enough on your mind when you are preparing for deployment. You don’t want to worry about financial issues, too. Fortunately, you do have access to some special programs while deployed that can help your finances long after you return. Your paychecks grow when you receive tax-free income in a

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Protect yourself from identity theft when traveling

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

Do I need to let my bank and credit card company know before I leave for vacation? What else should I do to protect my identity when I’m traveling? It’s a good idea to notify your bank and credit card issuer before you travel. Many financial institutions have increased efforts to protect against fraud, and

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