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.

 


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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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INVESTING ESSENTIALS

Gene Walden
Senior Finance Editor

Start building your nest egg for just $50 a month

10/13/2020
By Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor | 08/20/2019

Fifty bucks a month doesn’t buy a lot. It might get you a bag or two of groceries, dinner at a nice restaurant, or a couple of tickets and snacks at the movies.

Or you could use that $50 to start building your nest egg. While $50 a month adds up to only $600 a year, through time and the power of compounding, your $50-a-month investment may contribute significantly to your retirement fund – or your other financial goals.

Fortunately, $50 per month is all you need to get started with Thrivent Mutual Funds automatic purchase plan1. [The $50 starting amount is available only when setting up a $50-per-month (minimum) recurring or automatic purchase plan.]

How does $50 a month add up?

Here’s how much a $50 investment each month could bring you over a lifetime.

(Examples are hypothetical for illustrative purposes only. They are not intended to represent the performance of any particular investment product. They do not take into consideration product expenses or fees. The results would be reduced if the costs were included.)

Example 1: Investing in a portfolio with a 5% average annual return.

  • After 10 years, your $50-per-month contribution (with a 5% annual average return) would have grown to about $7,750
  • After 20 years it would have grown to about $20,000
  • After 30 years, it would have grown to about $40,000
  • After 40 years it would have grown to nearly $75,000
  • and after 50 years, it would have grown to nearly $129,000.

In the chart, you can see how your initial dollars invested become a smaller portion of your investment as the reinvested returns grow over time.

Example 2: Investing in a portfolio with a 10% average annual return.

A more aggressive investment may provide an average return similar to the S&P 500® Index. Over the past 50 years, since 1965, the S&P 500 has grown at an average annual rate of 11%2. While past performance does not guarantee future returns, and investing may involve the risk of loss of principle, let’s say that after the investment's expenses and fees, you are able to earn an average return of 10% per year. (The S&P 500 is a market-cap-weighted index that represents the average performance of a group of 500 large capitalization stocks. Indexes are unmanaged and do not reflect the fees and expenses associated with active management.)

  • After 10 years, your $50-per-month contribution (with a 10% annual average return) would have grown to about $10,000
  • After 20 years it would have grown to more than $35,000
  • After 30 years it would have grown to more than $100,000
  • After 40 years it would have grown to nearly $280,000
  • and after 50 years, it would have grown to about $735,000.

In the chart, you can see how your initial dollars invested become a smaller portion of your investment as the reinvested returns grow over time.

The chart below gives you an idea of how much an investment of $50 per month could earn for your retirement over your lifetime, depending on your current age (or the age of your children). Starting at an early age can have a significant effect on how much your portfolio would grow over the course of your lifetime:

Figures are based on monthly investments of $50 earning 5% and 10% average annual return over 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years.

As you can see, $50 dollars could contribute significantly to your retirement nest egg. Start building your nest egg today for a minimum investment of just $50 per month through the Thrivent Mutual Funds Automatic Purchase Plan.


1New 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. Account minimums for other options vary.

2Source: New York University

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