<b>RETIREMENT PLANNING ITEM: New Tool Helps Find Your Retirement IQ </b>
Thrivent Financial recently launched <a href="http://www.thriveq.com">ThriveQ</a> - a first-of-its-kind Web site (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.