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.
Your starting point: The FAFSA
It's a mouthful, but important. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form required by U.S. colleges and universities to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid. It is available as an online form, an app, and in hard copy.
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.
2020 Market Outlook: Modest economic and market growth ahead
Mark Simenstad, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist
Although the stock market enjoyed a strong year in both the U.S. and abroad in 2019, global economic growth in 2019 was disappointing versus expectations at the start of the year. This was undoubtedly a factor in the decline in intermediate and long-term interest rates – both domestically and internationally. It also meaningfully altered the forecasts of global central banks regarding the need for additional restrictive monetary policy actions. In fact, more accommodative policies were adopted across the globe.