Total Military

2012 Spending vs. Saving

Total Military
Spend Less51%
Break Even28%
Spend More19%

Total Military by Income

% Spent More than Income

Spend More than Income
<$25K29%
$25K-$75K21%
$75K+13%
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Individuals who report spending more than their household income (not including the purchase of a new home, car or other big investment) are not saving. In addition, individuals who spend about the same as their income are breaking even. Only those who spend less than their household income are able to save.

Military respondents with lower incomes are more likely to be spending more than they earn.