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

march 2017 Survey Results

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Historical Data

First Command News & Media

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.

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.

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*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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