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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.

 


Not quite ready?

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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Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA: Which is right for you?

When saving for retirement, many people turn to individual retirement accounts, or IRAs. The two types of IRAs are traditional and Roth. The main difference between a traditional IRA and Roth IRA has to do with how your money is taxed.

So how do you choose between them? You can begin by learning more about each so you can decide which one will help you meet your financial goals.

What is an IRA?

An IRA is a retirement vehicle created by the federal government to encourage individuals to save. The money contributed to them can grow tax-deferred. This can be a powerful advantage to you. Because if you don’t pay taxes on this growth while it’s in the IRA, your money may compound faster than it would if it were taxed immediately. In addition:

  • A traditional IRA has the potential for you to make tax-deductible contributions to your retirement, and the earnings are taxable only when you make a withdrawal.
  • Roth IRA contributions are not tax-deductible, meaning that you’re contributing money you’ve already paid taxes on. But you are allowed to make “qualified withdrawals” of earnings that are tax- and penalty-free.

The following chart gives you more details on each type.

Comparing Traditional IRA and Roth IRA

 
Traditional IRA
Roth IRA

Who is eligible?

Anyone who has earned income.

Anyone who has earned income and a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) for 2022 of less than $144,000 (single filer) or less than $214,000 (joint filers).

Contribution limits are phased out as you approach these income limits.

What is the maximum amount that can be contributed each year?

$6,000; $7,000 if over age 50 (for 2021 and 2022).

$6,000; $7,000 if over age 50 (for 2021 and 2022).

What are the tax advantages?

You may be able to deduct your contributions from income taxes. And any growth in the account is not taxable until you withdraw it.

Any growth in the account is not taxable until you withdraw it—and may even be tax-free if certain conditions are met.

Is the contribution deductible from taxes?

Yes, unless you or your spouse participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan and your MAGI exceeds certain dollar amounts (see IRS contributions and deduction limits).

No.

What happens when I make withdrawals?

Withdrawals made before age 59½ may be subject to a 10% federal tax penalty unless certain conditions exist, in addition to ordinary income taxes.

Contributions are withdrawn first without tax or penalty. Withdrawals of earnings are income tax- and penalty-free if the IRA has been held for at least five years and you are at least age 59½, disabled, first time home purchase ($10,000) or paid to your beneficiary.

Am I required to take distributions?

Yes, you must begin taking distributions once you turn age 72.

No distributions are required for you, but your beneficiary will be subject to distribution requirements.

Best of both worlds

Can’t choose? You can actually contribute to both types of IRAs if you want to take advantage of the unique benefits each account offers. The annual contribution limit can be split between your IRAs. And if you currently have a traditional IRA and decide a Roth IRA would be a better fit, you can always convert your traditional IRA account into a Roth

Is an IRA a mutual fund?

The short answer is that “no,” an IRA is not a mutual fund. The biggest difference between an IRA and a mutual fund is that an IRA is a type of account that can be funded with an investment like a mutual fund, an annuity, or any number of other investment vehicles.

It usually depends on the institution that you’re opening the IRA with as to what type of investment it can be funded with. For example, a mutual fund company will usually offer mutual funds to invest your IRA in, an insurance company will offer annuities, a bank will offer CDs, and a brokerage firm may offer stocks and bonds.

As with any investment decision, deciding which type of vehicle to use to fund your IRA will depend on your objectives, your risk tolerance, and your investing timeline. Just keep in mind: The sooner you start your IRA, the longer your assets can grow to help you meet your retirement goals.


The information provided is not intended as a source for tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult with a legal and/or tax professional for specific information regarding your individual situation.

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