Killeen Daily Herald: Survey: 77 percent of troops have some money worries

September 13, 2015

Fort Hood Army Sgt. Scott Peck started visiting the food pantry at Operation Phantom Support in downtown Killeen last fall, around the holiday season. The nonprofit was giving away free turkeys for Thanksgiving, and between the normal financial strains of life and his wife’s medical bills, Peck said his family could use some extra help.

“It just helps subsidize the little things. It’s been a lot of help for my family and myself,” he said. Peck is not alone. A recent study by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling revealed that 77 percent of service members have some financial worries.

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