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Be Wise With Money

4 tips to help calm retirement spending fears

Tom Pfenning made a comfortable living as a bank executive for more than 30 years. The Thrivent member socked away part of every paycheck into his 401(k) for years. But when he retired, he still felt uneasy about money.

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Tools to help make your money last

The ultimate goal of saving for retirement is to have enough money to last you the rest of your life once you retire. There are many financial tools that can help you accumulate your retirement savings – but you may also need something that helps ensure those savings don't run out before you run out of time.

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IRA rollovers: What should you know?

If you have a number of 401(k)s, keeping track of them can feel a bit like herding cats. You want to be wise with your retirement savings, so how can you reduce the “paperwork” and maybe gain some advantages? Think about rolling them into a single individual retirement account (IRA).

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Making the most of retirement

Thrivent member Bill Blanton of Cypress, Texas, has one word to say about retirement: "Awesome." After working 48 years, Bill was more than ready to retire. Today he and his wife, Pat, are spending their days traveling, being with family and pursuing Bill's favorite hobby – fishing. But it took some wise planning and intentionality to get to where the Blantons are today.

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