Renee Hedman - Thrivent Financial

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Renee K. Hedman, Financial Consultant, CFP®, CLTC®, FIC, RICP® States licensed to do business: MN, SD, ND, AZ, CO, OH and NC. For Thrivent social media guidelines and important disclosure information visit Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its members a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial, the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Products issued by Thrivent Financial are available to applicants who meet membership, insurability, U.S. citizenship and residency requirements. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents/producers of Thrivent. Fee-based investment advisory services are available through qualified investment advisor representatives only. For additional important information, visit Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the United States, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board's initial and ongoing certifications requirements.

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AM Best Affirms Thrivent's A++ (Superior) Rating With Stable Outlook

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Financial Planning: How Good is My Strategy? | Thrivent Financial

When did you last review your financial strategy? It may be a good idea to check in on it. Afterall, life is full of changes. Making sure your strategy is adjusting along with your life can help you feel better about reaching your goals. Let's get together and ensure your strategy is still in good shape. You already have a financial strategy, but have you checked it lately? Contact a Thrivent Financial Advisor to make sure you're on track and clarify any questions.

Cash Value Life Insurance Explained | Thrivent Financial

Looking for extra cash for a down payment on a home? Or maybe more funds toward expenses in retirement? This type of life insurance could be an option to explore. What is cash value life insurance and what are the benefits? Learn how it can fit into your financial strategy and Contact a Thrivent Financial Advisor near you.

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Thrivent Wise Mortgage | Calculator

Trying to run the numbers on buying a new home? Use The Wise Mortgage™ Calculator from Thrivent Federal Credit Union and discover a mortgage payment that still leaves room for saving and giving. See the amount we recommend you spend on a mortgage, so you can keep living a fulfilling life in your new home. Calculate your wise mortgage.

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Be wise with money and spring clean more than just your home this year with these six steps from Thrivent magazine: Tips to get organized and maximize your money.

Thrivent Student Resources is dedicated to helping students and parents explore future possibilities and the paths to get there. Our New School Mindset is designed to help you be smart about preparing, planning and paying for higher education so that you can match your college dreams with your financial means.

We want to share a quick breakdown of how our College Planning Network Advisors have impacted local communities with information and education on how to better plan and pay for college in 2018:

• Put on over 380 free college planning workshops
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• Served over 6,000 individuals in helping them to make wiser decisions with money

We are looking forward to diving deeper and serving even more families this year!

Read more about Barron's 2018 Best Fund Families and how Thrivent Mutual Funds was recognized.

All that we have comes from God.

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Thinking ahead: What will you do with your required minimum distributions beginning at age 70½? Read how one member used them to build a nest egg for his children – and to provide for them after he's gone.

Strategic Moves to Pass Down All You Can

Legacy matters. You want the best for those you love – now and after you're gone. Have you taken these important steps to help pass down all you can? Maximize your legacy with a tax-wise plan.

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Reflection and preparation for the coming of Easter are ways you can give of yourself. Read about some ways that you can put your faith into action today. Instead of giving something up, consider giving back during Lent this year.

Share Your Unique Journey with Fellow Thrivent Members

Tell us about your unique journey to be wise with money and live generously! Thrivent is looking for entries to include in its 2020 member wall calendar. This year’s theme is “A lifelong journey.” We need your photos, Scripture passages or reflections on the journey by June 30. Where has your path taken you? How would you like to be part of the 2020 Thrivent member wall calendar? The theme this year is "A lifelong journey." Maybe you have photos from a life-transforming trip you took. Or artwork you’ve created to reflect the path you've taken. We want to see it! Submission deadline: June 30, 2019. You...

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2018 Investment & Market Recap | Thrivent Mutual Funds

2018 was the most volatile year in the market since the Great Recession. Here’s a break-down of the market highlights from the past year. 2018 Market Recap: The S&P 500 ended the year lower than it began for only the second time since the bull market began in Mar. '09. Read our full 2018 breakdown here.

2019 Market Outlook: Will Turbulent Times Continue?

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With the holidays fast approaching and the end of a tax year looming, now is a great time to consider how charitable giving can fit into your overall financial plan to live generously. You may even receive a tax deduction while supporting charities and causes most important to you.

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