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Military Families Are Facing Financial Hardships In Houston And Across The Nation

A new survey looks at military families’ financial situations

Reda Hicks is an attorney and advisory board member at the Military Family Advisory Network.

The 2017 Military Family Support Programming Survey by the Military Family Advisory Network finds that most American military families, 92.5 percent, are in debt.

Sixty percent said they don’t have enough savings to cover three months of living expenses; 15 percent said they have experienced food insecurity.

Reda Hicks, a Houston area attorney and advisory board member of the Military Family Advisory Network, says a lot of it has to do with having to move frequently.

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Florian Martin

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Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters and the Houston Press Club. Florian is a native of Germany. His studies...

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