Do you pocket any money from your BAH?

posted 3 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

When I lived in Pensacola and Norfolk I was able to pocket a few hundred after utilities. When I moved to Cali I found that to live by myself I had to go over BAH after utilities

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Payless:  I’m in Ventura county, so yeah “SoCal” but not San Diego. My husband still lives in virginia, I can’t wait to actually live with him. The goal is to pocket one BAH completely

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Payless:  About $300 a month. ETA: We are in Kansas.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Payless:  thank you! Hopefully next summer!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

Probably around $100 a month. For what we wanted we had to pay more. Neither one of us are apartment or duplex people so we found ourselves a nice single family house. No offense to apartment people or anything but you can’t put a price on not sharing walls and having privacy of your own back yard 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

What is BAH?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

@iloverocks:  basic allowance for housing . It’s what the military gives you for rent/mortgage if you live off post 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Payless:  Just out of curiosity, how much is the reguar paycheck (I don’t need a number, but more like a comparison between military-job and non-military job).  Say, for example, a non-military truck mechanic makes $1200/week (totally making up numbers).  Would a military truck mechanic also make $1200/week, in addition to the BAH?

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

@Payless:  So it is a military thing I am assuming?

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