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Be Wise With Money
Plug spending leaks & find ways to save money [video + worksheet]
January 25, 2016
Spending money without realizing it is easy. But it can be just as easy to be more intentional in how you spend your cash by identifying and plugging those spending leaks. Find out how the answers to two simple questions can help you plug your spending leaks so you can reach your money goals.
12 months to a more organized financial life
December 15, 2015 | Ashley Tate, excerpted from Thrivent magazine
Keeping your finances in order doesn't require countless hours. Set aside just one hour a month (60 minutes out of the 43,200 in a 30-day month!). That's all it takes to get your finances in better shape by year's end.
Understanding the value of dividends
December 14, 2015
If you own a life insurance contract or are considering purchasing one, you’ll want to understand what dividends are all about. Life insurance can be “participating” or “nonparticipating.” Participating life insurance contracts are eligible to receive dividend payments. Nonparticipating contracts do not pay dividends.
Making sense of mutual funds & annuities
December 3, 2015 | Cynthia Ramnarace, excerpted from Thrivent magazine
Nowadays, Social Security and a savings account may not provide enough retirement income. Mutual funds and annuities can help, but do you really know how each can work for you?