First Command Offers Tips For Monitoring Family Finances

FORT WORTH, Texas--()--Looking to keep a closer watch on your household finances? First Command Financial Services, Inc. is offering a few ideas in the Fall 2015 issue of Journey, the online magazine for First Command clients.

Titled “Servicemembers Outpacing Civilians In Monitoring Family Finances,” the story reports that middle-class military families are checking a variety of aspects of their household finances on a frequent basis. The majority:

  • Monitor pay stubs
  • Make sure they stick to a defined budget
  • Monitor personal stock investments
  • Check mutual fund allocations
  • Monitor taxes and tax changes

“At a time of widespread uncertainty about sequestration and defense downsizing, many military families are conscientiously tracking their finances,” said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command Financial Service, Inc. “Two thirds of career servicemembers feel anxious about cuts to defense spending. That’s about twice the rate we see in the general population. Our men and women in uniform are responding to this heightened anxiety through a variety of proactive financial behaviors. By diligently monitoring their finances, they are preparing themselves for an uncertain future.”

Be sure to check out this story and the entire Fall issue at http://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 Advisory Services, Inc., 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., a broker-dealer. Financial planning and investment advisory services are offered by First Command Advisory Services, Inc., an investment adviser. 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. First Command Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. It is not affiliated with First Command Financial Services, Inc., or any of its affiliated entities.

Contacts

First Command Financial Services, Inc.
Mark Leach, 817-569-2419
Media Relations
msleach@firstcommand.com
www.firstcommand.com

Release Summary

First Command rolls out the Fall 2015 issue of the online Journey magazine.

Contacts

First Command Financial Services, Inc.
Mark Leach, 817-569-2419
Media Relations
msleach@firstcommand.com
www.firstcommand.com