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Equipping you to use your financial resources to reach your most important goals. Browse our financial topics, market insights, and messages from our leaders here.

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From our leadership

What is an immediate annuity, and how does it work?

Understand how an immediate annuity works, what types of immediate annuities are available, and if an immediate annuity is right for you.

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Long-term financial planning: 4 ideas for 2022

The start of a fresh year is all about new beginnings. Whether you're looking to get healthy, heal a relationship, or go after your career goals, the new year is a great time to get started. You might also have a few resolutions in mind when it comes to your money—some changes that will get your financial vision more in line with the things you value, like a secure future for you and your family. Acting on a few key long-term financial planning goals can help achieve what you've got your sights set on.

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Do you need disability insurance?

Most of us understand the need for insurance for our health, home and car. But what about insurance if injury or illness would take away your ability to bring home a paycheck? Disability insurance, also known as disability income insurance, replaces a portion of your income if you’re unable to work. And it can give you the time you need to recover or make other arrangements.

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3 ways to be more tax efficient year-round

It’s easy to avoid thinking about your income taxes until just before the April deadline. In fact, according to the Internal Revenue Service, 20-25% of all Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to prepare their tax returns. Common reasons filers procrastinate are because they are too busy, or they just plain forgot.

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Market volatility and your investments: What you need to know

If you have a 401(k) or IRA with stocks, bonds or mutual funds, you know their value can fluctuate up and down. There have generally been more ups than downs over the long term – otherwise investors would find different ways to make money.

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The 3 advantages of life insurance for children

There’s so much to think about when your family is growing. Whether you’re a new parent through birth, adoption or marriage, the what-ifs may fill your mind and keep you up at night. Are you doing everything you can to protect your child—and what if there’s more you could do?

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How does inflation affect retirement savings?

Many factors can impact your retirement nest egg—savings rates, market fluctuations, taxes. However, one factor that's easy to overlook is the impact of inflation on your spending power during retirement.

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Thrivent wins 2 Lipper awards in 2021

We’re delighted to announce that the Thrivent Mid Cap Stock Fund has been honored with two prestigious Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards in 2021. The Lipper award recognizes the exceptional results we've delivered for our clients and our shareholders as the investment adviser to the fund. To determine winners, Refinitiv considered 245 very competitive funds in the five-year performance period and 170 funds in the 10-year period.

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