More troops and spouses are 'comfortable' with their financial situation
But Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody, a member of the council, urged caution in making these assertions. While acknowledging the positive trend, he noted that it’s a matter of definition of the word “comfortable.” The data is based on survey answers that are self-reported by service members and spouses. “We’re not actually saying how much money they have in the bank, how much savings,” Cody said. Thus, a service member or spouse may report a comfort level with their finances, but an analysis of their finances might not yield the same conclusion, he said.