The FINRA Foundation undertakes periodic research to better understand the financial capability of military service members, military veterans, and their families.
How Are Veterans Faring Financially?
Using data from the 2015 and 2018 waves of the FINRA Foundation's National Financial Capability Study (NFCS), this research provides new and updated evidence on the financial well-being of military veterans. We examine how veterans are faring over time and how they are faring relative to comparable civilians. (2019)
The Financial Welfare of Veteran Households
Using data from the NFCS, this analysis finds that after controlling for important demographic variables, veterans are experiencing slightly better financial outcomes than non-veterans, but there are some areas where veterans could improve. Within the veteran population, military retirees fare better than military non-retirees, and veterans who separated from military service longer ago are less satisfied with their financial condition than those who separated more recently. (2017)
Millennials in the Military—An Examination of Financial Capability
During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated market and income volatility dramatically altered the financial well-being of many U.S. households. Nevertheless, the same period witnessed a surge in retail investors who entered the markets using taxable, non-retirement investment accounts via online brokers. (2014)