Many Military Families Cutting Back This Thanksgiving

In a recent survey, roughly two out of three military families plan to scale back their Thanksgiving celebrations this year out of economic concerns.

The survey by Texas-based First Command Financial Services, a corporation that assists troops with financial planning, got this response from 62% of officers and NCOs—a nine-point increase over a similar poll last year.

A number of economic threats for the military have emerged this year–the recent government shutdown, debt ceiling debats, sequestration and plans to downsize the military.


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