Recent Posts & Articles
From financial guidance and current economic insights, to stories of members serving others in big and small ways, browse our recent posts and articles to take a closer look at how Thrivent Financial blends faith, finances and generosity.
Plug spending leaks & find ways to save money [video + worksheet]
Spending money without realizing it is easy. But it can be just as easy to be more intentional in how you spend your cash by identifying and plugging those spending leaks. Find out how the answers to two simple questions can help you plug your spending leaks so you can reach your money goals.
Generosity emerges from grief
On Feb. 15, 2013, Melissa and Aaron Haase got exciting news: They were expecting twins. The Stillwater, Minnesota, couple and their three-year-old son, Jackson, revealed the babies’ genders to friends and family —a boy and a girl. It was a joyous occasion.Thirty-three weeks into her pregnancy, however, Melissa was put on bedrest. “I was having pre-term contractions,” she recalls. “My body found it hard to tolerate the summer heat.”
Legacy planning: How to give your best gift
There may be nothing more rewarding than the feeling of giving, especially when you know it will help someone in a tangible way and require nothing in return. Imagine if you could bless those you love, or the charities you care about, in the same way.
What's driving stock volatility and what to expect next
Mark Simenstad, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist
In the past year, the S&P 500® has gone through two corrections of 10% or more from peak to trough. This roller coaster market has left the S&P 500 with a modest loss of approximately 1.3% for 2018 through December 10. (The S&P 500 Index is a market-cap-weighted index that represents the average performance of a group of 500 large-capitalization stocks.)