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 Post subject: ThriveQ Retirement Planning Tool
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 1:46 pm 
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Hm. I may start using the forums to post things that I don't have time or room for on the front page, buch which I think may interest some of you. For example, I just received the following press release:

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RETIREMENT PLANNING ITEM: New Tool Helps Find Your Retirement IQ
Thrivent Financial recently launched ThriveQ - a first-of-its-kind Web site (http://www.thriveq.com) that helps assess the health of your retirement by exploring your retirement goals and financial readiness. Rather than giving you an intimidating dollar figure needed for retiring, you get a ThriveQ number – your retirement IQ - and an action item list to help with your retirement preparation. Your ThriveQ can improve over the course of your years prior to retirement and also takes into account a user’s retirement goals beyond having enough money, such as if they want to volunteer or travel after retirement. Moreover, there is no hard-sell, anyone can create a free ThriveQ account (not just Thrivent Financial clients) and track their progress through the Web site.


This tool looks interesesting, but I don't have the time or patience to sit through it right now. I have to much to do. It asks you a series of questions about your priorities, and then, I'm guessing, makes recommendations. I'd love to hear your impressions of the tool if you give it a go.


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Thought I'd check this out. Got to question 4 of "Principle One" and hit a roadblock.

The question is: If you could make one wish about how to improve your financial situation, what would it be?
* Manage my debt and bring balance to my spending.
* Save more money.
* Learn which financial and insurance products are best for me.
* Know how to best allocate assets in my portfolio.
* Determine how much I need to save for my retirement, children's education, and/or other major future expenses.
* Know how to calculate and manage my income in retirement.

My answer is not on the list. The biggest thing I want to know is how to make more money. In a more general sense, I want to be more productive. I want to create more value from my time and energy. In my opinion, none of these choices reflect that. In any case, I chose "Determine how much I need..."

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Yeah, I ran into a couple of roadblocks too. It's strange that some of the questions have "none of the above" options, but others don't...


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