Military Personnel In Debt: Survey

10/13/2010 11:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Whenever I'm traveling and I see uniformed military personnel, I can't help but become a little teary-eyed.

I worry that the service members may be shipping out to Afghanistan or Iraq. I appreciate the sacrifice those in the military make, especially the many who are in combat zones.

So it's with no less concern that I'm troubled about the percentage of servicemen and women who are struggling financially. A new survey focusing on the financial capability of military personnel has found that while many in the armed forces are handling their finances fine, an alarming number aren't doing so well.

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