Exploring financial behaviors of military households
Do financial knowledge and financial education matter?
Keywords:National Financial Capability Study, Military households, Financial behaviors, Financial knowledge, Financial education
This study explores short-term and long-term financial behaviors of military and civilian house- holds in the United States. We investigate the role of financial knowledge and financial education on financial behaviors. Using the 2018 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS), results indicated military households had higher financial knowledge scores, greater receipt of financial education, and higher financial behaviors. Multivariate analyses show that objective and subjective financial knowledge were associated positively with short-term and long-term financial behaviors of military and civilian households. Experiencing financial education was positively associated with the long- term behaviors of military households. This study provides insights for policymakers and financial practitioners.
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