Service members who work with a financial advisor save better, according an index from First Command Financial Services. (AP Photo)

Military families save better for retirement with the help of a financial planner.

That’s according to the First Command Financial Services Inc.‘s Financial Behaviors Index, which found that 75 percent of middle-class military families (commissioned officers and senior noncommissioned officers in pay grades E-5 and above with household incomes of at least $50,000) who work with a financial advisor contributed to savings and retirement accounts during the first quarter. That’s 32 points higher than those who do not use an advisor. 

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