First Command Offers Tips For Monitoring Family Finances

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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