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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 31, 2013

First Command Offers Five Belt-Tightening Tips For Military Families

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FORT WORTH, Texas — As Pentagon officials seek to make the military budget cuts required under sequestration, career servicemembers are increasingly making cuts of their own.

Want to get your own finances squared away? First Command Financial Services, Inc. offers a few helpful tips in the Summer 2013 issue of Journey, the award-winning online magazine for First Command clients. Military families are tightening their financial belts in a variety of ways, including:

  • Cutting back on everyday spending
  • Increasing savings
  • Decreasing the aggressiveness of investments
  • Moving investments to cash
  • Working with a financial planner

Other articles in the Summer 2013 issue of Journey include:

Be sure to check out the entire Summer issue of Journey at www.fcjourney.com/.

About First Command

First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Bank and First Command Financial Planning, assist American families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt and pursue their lifetime financial goals and dreams—focusing on consumer behavior as the first and most powerful determinant of results. Through knowledgeable advice and coaching of the financial behaviors conducive to success, First Command Financial Advisors have built trustworthy, lasting relationships with hundreds of thousands of client families since 1958.

First Command Financial Services, Inc., is the parent of First Command Financial Planning, Inc. (Member SIPC, FINRA), First Command Insurance Services, Inc. and First Command Bank. Financial planning services and investment products, including securities, are offered by First Command Financial Planning, Inc. Insurance products and services are offered by First Command Insurance Services, Inc. in all states except Montana, where as required by law, insurance products and services are offered by First Command Financial Services, Inc. (a separate Montana domestic corporation). Banking products and services are offered by First Command Bank. In certain states, as required by law, First Command Insurance Services, Inc. does business as a separate domestic corporation. Securities products are not FDIC insured, have no bank guarantee and may lose value. A financial plan, by itself, cannot assure that retirement or other financial goals will be met.

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