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 Finacial Behaviors Index

November 2016 Survey Results

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Historical Data

First Command News & Media

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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.

First Command launches analyzer tool for military families considering new retirement system

First Command launches analyzer tool for military families considering new retirement system

First Command Financial Advisors are using the New Military Retirement Analyzer to show career service members how benefits of opting in to the new system compare to current pension program

First Command Reports: Black Friday remains popular shopping day for military families

First Command Reports: Black Friday remains popular shopping day for military families

The First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals one in three middle-class military families plan to do most of their holiday shopping on the day after Thanksgiving.

First Command Reports: Military families prepare for frugal Thanksgiving

First Command Reports: Military families prepare for frugal Thanksgiving

The First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveals top cost-cutting techniques of men and women in uniform.

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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