First Command Shares CEO Perspective on New Military Retirement System

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Will the new
military retirement
system bring financial success to America’s
military families? First Command Financial Services, Inc. is
offering the perspective of CEO Scott Spiker in the Spring 2016 issue of Journey,
the online magazine for First Command clients.

In “The
New Military Retirement
,” Spiker explains the new program and how
success will depend on proactive service member actions.

“I believe there are legitimate concerns about whether this structural
reform of military retirement will really be in the long-term best
interests of future service members,” Spiker said. “It almost assuredly
will not be in the long-term best interests of those service
members who fail to grasp the importance of taking full advantage of the
Thrift Savings Plan and making smart, informed decisions about the new
lump sum bonus opportunities and other key military benefits. This is
not, in other words, a time for service members and their families to
passively assume that their financial future is set.”

Be sure to check out this article and the entire Spring 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.
First Command Financial Services, Inc. and its related
entities are not affiliated with, authorized to sell or represent on
behalf of or otherwise endorsed by any federal employee benefits
programs referenced, by the U.S. government, or the U.S. armed forces.

Contacts

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