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Be Wise With Money

7 ways to stop impulse buys

An astonishing number of us spend impulsively – some 84% of Americans, according to a January 2016 poll. More than half of the poll's respondents said they've spent $100 or more on an impulse buy. An additional 20% said they've spent at least $1,000 on impulse. But learning to control impulse shopping is possible. It's a matter of thinking about what your money can do for you and aligning your spending with your values.

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Free resources help aging parents and loved ones live independently

When it comes to aging, two things stand out ‒ numbers don’t lie and older adults aren’t shy about saying what’s on their minds.

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What do others say about us?

It's one thing for us to say we're strong and stable and that we'll be here when you need us most. But what do others say about us? At Thrivent Financial, independent insurance rating agencies have consistently given us high marks for our financial strength.

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Make reaching your goals easier with free tools

Being "fit" doesn't mean the same thing for everyone. For the guy on Muscle Beach, it's the size of his biceps or how much weight he can bench press. For Richard Simmons, it's just moving. For someone else it might be being able to ride a bike 40 miles or walk two miles. The same thinking applies when it comes to financial fitness – it's defined by how close you are to your financial goals.

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