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army wives...

if you live on base what all billls do you pay? is your health insurance cover you and ur babes? im interested cuz my sis whines about finances and im not sure if shes struggling as much as she plays it off.

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Tiffany_Rivera_

Asked by Tiffany_Rivera_ at 12:48 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Our housing and electric are obviously covered. We have our vehicle payment, our insurance payment for our vehicle, our cell phone payment, and a few other bills. We do have health insurance that takes a whopping 11.00 dollars out of our paycheck, lol. My husband and I do struggle sometimes, but we make it by pretty well. What rank is her husband? That's makes a huge different on pay amount.
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 12:58 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Well when hubs was active we lived off base they paid for housing, some for food, all health insurance was free through Tricare. The only things we had to pay for was,car.car insurance,cell,water,electric,internet,cable,trash & home insurance & other miscellaneous bills.

    iluvmykidsxoxo

    Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 1:05 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Oh I did forget the money they give you for food which isn't a whole lot
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 1:07 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • This is how some military housing utilities work and if you live off base then you are just paid BAH and you have to work within that money to pay for utilities yourself. 

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 2:53 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • The military reallly does not pay that much. Especially if her husband is a lower ranking soldier and she does not work. It was hard for us to survive on an E6 income with three kids. Your sister is probably struggling as much as she says she is. Sure there are benefits, but until they hit E6, they can get WIC and lower ranks qualify for food stamps.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 3:03 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

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