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:
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.