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.
Private vs. PLUS loans: 5 key differences
You have a lot of options for financing your child’s education. In fact, as you face a sea of pamphlets and brochures, you might think you have too many options.
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.”
Habitat and Thrivent Partnership through the years
Since 2005, Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity International have worked together to improve unsafe and unhealthy living conditions for people around the world.
Market update from Thrivent, March 27, 2020
David Royal, Chief Investment Officer
It’s been quite a week—and even that feels like an understatement. Tuesday through Thursday represented the largest three-day gain in the S&P 500 ever, and that’s in percentage terms, not just in points. The index jumped 17.55% during that period, exceeding the second-largest three-day advance of 13.95% in November of 2008. Even though the S&P 500 dropped more than 3% today, this week represented the biggest weekly advance since the 1930’s. One question you may have–one that has been discussed quite a bit in the financial news the past couple days–is how to invest during a sharp short-term rally in a market that is still down more than 20% since mid-February.