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. For more detailed information visit Bridging the Sequestration Gap.


Recent Research

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-career-military-families-focusing-on-retirement-savings-071817.htm

First Command Reports: Career military families focusing on retirement savings

The majority of America's career military families who work with a financial advisor are staying focused on retirement savings in 2017, according to the latest results of the First Command Financial Behaviors Index®.

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-career-military-families-budgeting-for-summer-moves-053017.htm

First Command Reports: Career Military Families Budgeting For Summer Moves

First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals nine out of ten middle–class military families have budgeted for relocation costs during the 2017 PCS season

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-military-families-committing-tax-refunds-to-improve-finances-050317.htm

First Command Reports: Military families committing tax refunds to improve finances

First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals top tax refund spending plans for 2017

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-financial-readiness-lagging-in-career-military-050117.htm

First Command Reports: Financial readiness lagging in career military

First Command's financial readiness survey reveals that seven out of ten military test takers were unable to earn a passing grade on annual quiz.

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-career-military-anxious-over-possible-government-shutdown-042117.htm

First Command Reports: Career military anxious over possible government shutdown

The First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals two out of three middle–class military families worried about a potential government shutdown this month.

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-career-military-showing-heightened-interest-in-new-retirement-benefit-041917.htm

First Command Reports: Career military showing heightened interest in new retirement benefit

The First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals two out of five career service members want to opt in to the military’s new Blended Retirement System

http://www.firstcommand.com/news/first-command-reports-career-military-allocating-annual-pay-raises-to-savings-and-debt-041717.htm

First Command Reports: Career military allocating annual pay raises to savings and debt

America's career military families are making frugal plans for this year's annual pay raise, with a focus on investing the new dollars in their financial futures rather than bumping up household spending.

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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