How to buy mutual funds from Thrivent

We’re delighted you’re considering Thrivent Mutual Funds. No matter how you buy, we’re here to help you invest with confidence.

Buy online through Thrivent Funds

You can open an account and purchase funds right on our site.

Why buy online?

  • Set up an account starting with as little as $50 per month1
  • Access your online account at your convenience.
  • Purchase funds without transaction fees or sales charges.


Buy through a financial professional

Need more guidance? Ask your financial professional about Thrivent Mutual Funds.

Why work with a financial professional?

  • Receive investment help from an experienced professional.
  • Build a relationship through in-person meetings.
  • Get help planning for life’s goals such as saving and retirement.

Additional fees may apply, when working with a financial professional.


Buy through an investment account

Our funds can be purchased through other online brokerage platforms. Search for Thrivent Mutual Funds when making your selections.

Why buy through a brokerage account?

  • Add Thrivent Mutual Funds to investments within your existing portfolio.
  • Take advantage of your account to keep your investments in one place.

Additional fees may apply.


Not quite ready?

We want you to invest your money wisely and with confidence. Here are some other options that may help you.


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1 New accounts with a minimum investment amount of $50 are offered through the Thrivent Mutual Funds “automatic purchase plan.” Otherwise, the minimum initial investment requirement is $2,000 for non-retirement accounts and $1,000 for IRA or tax-deferred accounts, minimum subsequent investment requirement is $50 for all account types. $50 a month automatic investment does not apply to the Thrivent Money Market Fund or Thrivent Limited Maturity Bond Fund, which have a minimum monthly investment of $100.

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Direct & indirect rollovers

Thinking about rolling your retirement assets from an employer retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), to an IRA? A direct rollover or an indirect rollover to an IRA will keep your retirement assets tax-deferred. Thrivent Mutual Funds offers simple, flexible options for investing your retirement assets.

It’s important to consider your financial situation and to make an informed choice. Check out Making Sense of Rollovers and Transfers as you consider all your options when it comes to your retirement assets.

Direct rollover

With a direct rollover, you never take possession of your retirement assets and no taxes are withheld. The current retirement plan administrator sends your retirement assets directly to your IRA, either electronically or issues a check payable to Thrivent Mutual Funds.

  • Retirement assets are sent directly from one institution to another
  • Generally, you don't take possession of the assets during the rollover, though it depends on your employer
  • No taxes are withheld from rollover amount
  • The 60-day rule and one-rollover-per-year rule do not apply

Indirect rollover

You also have the option to request an indirect rollover. With this option, assets are first distributed to you, usually by a check, and you are responsible for sending the check to the receiving organization. However, in this case, the employer plan administrator must withhold 20% of the distribution towards any taxes you may owe. If distributions are from an IRA, tax withholding may be waived.

  • Retirement assets are sent directly to you
  • You DO take possession of the assets during the rollover
  • 20% withholding mandatory for assets distributed from employer retirement plans to cover potential federal income tax
  • 10% withholding required (unless otherwise requested) for IRA distributions to cover potential federal income tax
  • If withholding occurs, you will need to use other funds to rollover the full amount of the distribution (amount you received plus the amount withheld). If you do not rollover the entire amount, the amount not rolled over is subject to income tax and possible early distribution penalties if you are under age 59 1/2
  • 60-day rule does apply
  • One-rollover-per-year rule applies to IRAs, but not to qualified employer plans

The 60-day rule

Generally, once you receive an IRA or retirement plan distribution, you have 60 calendar days to roll over your assets into another employer retirement plan or IRA to avoid paying potential taxes and penalties on your savings.

The one-rollover-per-year rule

Each taxpayer can make ONE indirect rollover of assets from an IRA once in any 12-month period, no matter how many IRAs are owned. 

Consider your options

Keep in mind that when looking at moving your retirement assets it’s important to be informed, understand your own financial situation, and to consider all your options.  Whether that includes rolling your assets into an IRA or staying with your current employer-sponsored plan. Make sure you understand the pros and cons of each option and how it applies to your situation before you make a choice. Finally, you may also want to talk things over with your tax-advisor.

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We can help you set up an account and complete the proper paperwork.