We all know that getting our finances ready for a deployment can be stressful. Did you know that you can reduce your interest rates on your credit cards and mortgage? Did you know that IL has a $500 grant they will give you every six months of a deployment? Do you know how to read your husband's LES and what he should be getting paid? I have compiled a bunch of helpful links that you will want to bookmark and check back often. There are links on budgeting, using coupons, Illinois benefits, soldier and sailors act, and more!