The First Command
Financial Behaviors Index®

Following the Financial Trends That Affect You

The First Command Financial Behaviors Index (FBI) assesses trends among U.S. military service members and the general population.* The FBI tracks financial behaviors, along with the intentions and attitudes of these two populations. One of our main survey topics over the past several years has been sequestration. See survey results below, and for more detailed information visit Bridging the Sequestration Gap.

First Command Financial Behaviors Index

february 2017 Survey Results

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Historical Data

First Command News & Media

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-career-military-families-saving-more-for-retirement-03162017.htm

First Command Reports: Career military families saving more for retirement

The First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals fourth–quarter upturn in retirement savings by middle–class service members who work with a financial advisor.

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-career-military-confident-congress-will-avoid-government-shutdown-2017.htm

First Command Reports: Career military confident Congress will avoid government shutdown

The First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals majority of middle-class military families are confident that Congress will avoid a government shutdown in April 2017.

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/career-military-families-pinching-pennies-for-the-holidays.htm

First Command Reports: Career military families pinching pennies for the holidays

First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals one out of three service members plan to spend less than $500 on gifts.

First Command Reports: Career military families focus on positive financial habits

First Command Reports: Career military families focus on positive financial habits

The First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals that four out of five military families who work with a financial advisor contributed to savings during the third quarter.

First Command Reports: Military voters see pay and benefits as crucial issues in presidential election

First Command Reports: Military voters see pay and benefits as crucial issues in presidential election

First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals majority of middle-class service members identify defense spending, sequestration and retirement benefitsas key election issues.

To read more, visit the First Command News & Media page.


*The First Command Financial Behaviors Index assesses trends among the American public's financial behaviors, intentions and attitudes through a monthly survey of approximately 530 U.S. consumers, ages 25—70, with annual household incomes of at least $50,000. The survey includes active-duty servicemembers in pay grades E-6 and above.

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