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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.


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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.

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

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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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By Kate Ashford


Investment habits you can share with your kids

By Kate Ashford | 04/13/2021

Kids learn by watching, so it makes sense to involve kids early in your investing process. With the right approach, you can help shape how your children think about investing for goals and the future.

Here are a couple of strategies to consider:

Save and invest with your kids

Demonstrate savings to younger kids with a series of jars in a visible spot in your house. Choose a family goal together, label your jars, then add cash to each on a regular basis. Consider moving the cash to an investment account once it reaches a certain level, and then start over in the jars—perhaps with a label that states the total balance.

Match their savings, pay interest—or both:

  • Get kids their own piggybanks or jars for savings, then offer to match a percentage of whatever they save. Consider paying interest on the total in the jar at regular intervals, so they can start seeing the power of compounding in action. It will become clear that the more money they save, the quicker their jar fills up.
  • For teens with summer jobs, consider having them open a savings account. If you have the means, match a portion of what they save. You can begin to plant seeds that will pay off as they grow older.

Use college savings to show investments in action

A 529 or Coverdell college savings account can be a great way to show kids the concepts of investing.

  • Have your kids sit with you when you make regular plan investments, or when you look at how the account is doing. Explain why you chose your investments and how they’re designed to meet your needs.
  • Show how you can be more aggressive now, when they are younger, and more conservative with that money as they get closer to the time you need to withdraw it for college. The idea of investment risk is a good one for kids to learn. (See: The risk of avoiding risk)

Have periodic investment meetings

One of the best ways to see growth is by checking in with your investments at regular intervals and discussing any progress.

Consider a monthly or quarterly family meeting to go over everything and provide a teaching moment:

  • Talk about how much you’ve put toward each goal since your last meeting.
  • Discuss the amount of earnings or interest (or losses) those investments have seen.
  • If there’s a reason your investments have lost value, you can discuss that as well.
If you take the time to show your kids some investing basics, you’ll reinforce the idea that investing is a lifelong habit.

The concepts presented are intended for educational purposes only. This information should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy, or product.

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