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Improving client experiences in 2020: A conversation with Thrivent's CMO

The world and how we live within it has been changing for some time, shifting to more digital workplaces, communities and experiences. This year, with many of us working from home, these changes have accelerated. And as many companies, including Thrivent, transform to meet our clients' emerging needs, we are also called to ensure our transformation is still aligned with our purpose and our core values.

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5 strategies to pay off student loan debt and save for retirement

Should you pay off student loans before saving for retirement? If you're struggling with this decision, you're in an interesting spot – but not an uncommon one. More and more, people are finding themselves stuck between their student debt and their retirement goals, with an astounding 2.8 million people ages 60 and older still paying off student debt today. And when the average American can expect to spend 21 years paying off their student loans, saving for retirement can seem like a lofty aspiration.

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Key habits and values to teach kids about money by age

Kids start learning about money a lot earlier than we may think. They see us pay for groceries. They open birthday cards from grandma with a $10 bill inside. They hear us talk about our mortgage. Money lessons are everywhere.

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Retirement planning during a pandemic: Will COVID-19 impact your strategy?

Are you concerned the markets are messing with your retirement plans? To say 2020 has been an unusual year for retirement planning would be an understatement. With 80% of economists surveyed by NABE (National Association for Business Economics) agreeing there's a 1-in-4 chance of a double dip recession, future economic challenges seem inevitable.

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