5280 Associates - Thrivent Financial

5280 Associates - Thrivent Financial

Providing custom financial advice, products and services with complete fee transparency.

5280 Associates is a Denver-based financial services practice with a dynamic team of financial professionals who love skiing, hiking, sports, golf, theatre, music and giving back to our community. Our team comes from all over the US, from Idaho to South Dakota to New York, but we share a passion for our industry. We enjoy working collaboratively as a team and with our clients to put together financial plans for every financial goal, from saving for retirement and college to complex investing, estate analysis, and asset protection. As part of Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 financial services membership organization, we share the mission of helping people be wise with money while positively impacting our local community. It’s a life-impacting mission that 5280 Associates is honored to be part of. 5280 Associates Team Information and Disclosures: Chad Aaberg, FIC, Financial Consultant Licensed to do business in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MI, MN, MO, MT, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, and WY. CA Life/Health Insurance License ID 0H11527 Scott Huelskamp, CFP®, FIC, Financial Consultant Licensed to do business in CO, DC, GA, IL, MD, NE, and UT. Nathan Wangerin, FIC, Financial Consultant Licensed to do business in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, KS, MD, MN, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WI, and WY. CA Life/Health Insurance License ID 0E78235 Nathaniel Chapman, Financial Associate Licensed to do business in CO and ID. Ted Kouba, MBA Associate Licensed to do business in CO and TX. For Thrivent social media guidelines and important disclosure information visit Thrivent.com/social. Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial, the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Products issued by Thrivent Financial are available to applicants who meet membership, insurability, U.S. citizenship and residency requirements. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents/producers of Thrivent. Fee-based investment advisory services are available through qualified investment advisor representatives only. For additional important information, visit Thrivent.com/disclosures. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the United States, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board's initial and ongoing certifications requirements.

Now that the weather is finally warm here on the Front Range, it is the perfect time for a picnic! And no picnic is complete without a warm pie. Kirsten, our marketing intern, has shared her favorite recipe!

3 tablespoons tapioca
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
4 cups mixed berries (I use blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon melted butter
9-inch pie crust

Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Fill pie shell with mixture and moisten the edge. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 55 minutes, or until the syrup begins to boil. Let cool and enjoy!

This week's TBT is focused on our own Marketing Director, Beth.

Beth had many aspirations growing up - from dolphin trainer, to marine biologist, to teacher, to environmental lawyer. She settled on marketing in college and found her way to us! Since then Beth has taught English in Taiwan, coordinated education and outreach for Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality, ran a student exchange program in Idaho, taught free yoga classes in her community, and has even helped run a puppeteering business with her husband, Dave.

She brings all her experiences to the table when it comes to developing creative ways to market what we do at 5280. We are very happy to have her with us on our team!

Happy Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day! This holiday was started to promote bonding between fathers and daughters as well as physical activity. To celebrate today, take a walk with your dad or daughter. If that is not possible, think of them while you walk.

Young ones, hide your eyes: it is International Kissing Day! Today celebrates the simple yet powerful gesture. Whether you are going to celebrate today by kissing someone you love, greeting your friends and family with a peck on the cheek, or just snacking on some Hershey's kisses - 5280 would like to wish you a Happy Kissing Day!

We are kicking off the first TBT of July with one of our owners and wealth advisors, Scott!

"I wanted to be a pro golfer when I grew up. Now, I am a business owner that helps people with their financial planning. In addition, I am a dad of my 3 year-old son Wyatt (soon to be two boys this month) and husband to Jenna. I still try to squeeze in a little golf, too!"

Happy Independence Day from 5280 Associates! We hope you are partying like it is 1776.

Happy anniversary to one of our owners, Nate, and his wife, Julie!

Happy National Celebrate Your Marriage Day from 5280 Associates! We hope you have a splendid day with your honey.

By the looks of it, 5280 Associates are mostly Broncos fans (sorry Beth!). Who is your favorite sports team? Comment below!

Colorado is a gorgeous state!
Weminuche Wilderness near Silverton, Colorado
Photo Credit: Kirsten Painter


Sweepstakes | Thrivent Student Resources

It could be your lucky day! Thrivent Student Resources is giving away $5,000 to 9 people. To enter and for rules/restrictions: visit @ThriventSR then click “Sweepstakes” in Highlighted Stories & swipe up!

thriventstudentresources.com Enter for a chance to win $5,000 toward your higher education!

Two Saturdays ago,Thrivent families and friends had a super fun time at the Denver Zoo! Kids learned all about sharing, saving, and spending during the Parents, Kids and Money Matters Workshop with the Thrivent Member Network of the Rocky Mountain Region.

With some ski resorts still open until just two weeks ago, it really does not feel like summer here on the Front Range. Yet here we are, celebrating the summer solstice! Happy first day of summer! We hope the long hours of daylight allow for some fun activities!

This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back three years ago to our Habitat for Humanity build! Pictured below is our Executive Assistant, Ann, getting her hands dirty to help with the build! Last year, Thrivent helped build or improve 456 homes with Habitat for Humanity.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women – claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Go Red for Women is a year-round movement focused on changing this statistic and inspiring all women to improve their well-being. Thrivent members may now donate their Choice Dollars to the American Heart Association in New York City, which will help their Go Red campaign fund women-centric research, educate women on the risk, signs, and symptoms of heart attack, build communities that support healthy choices, and demand equal access to healthcare for all. With 80% of all heart disease-related incidents being preventable with education and healthy lifestyle choices, your support can and will save lives!

The Thrivent Choice charitable grant program engages Thrivent members and Thrivent Member Networks in providing grants that support charitable activities, furthering Thrivent's mission and its purposes under state law. All grant decisions, including grant recipients and amounts, are made at the sole discretion of Thrivent. Directing Choice Dollars is subject to the terms and conditions of the Thrivent Choice® program and if you direct any Choice Dollars® this means that you agree to the Terms and Conditions. For additional important information, visit Thrivent.com


International Choir Gives Kids A Voice | Live Generously

150 million children worldwide are orphaned, living in dire circumstances. Mike and Christa Hahn have found a way to give them a voice.

livegenerously.com International Children's Choir gives a voice to orphaned & vulnerable children around the world. See how giving these kids a voice helps make an impact.

Timeline Photos

Today is Flag Day! Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American Flag on June 14, 1777. Today, flags will be flown all over the United States in front of homes, at businesses and buildings, and in parades.

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are going back to 2016. 5280 did some team planning… while driving go carts! Time sure does zoom by.


Love to Last a Lifetime

We are all celebrating with you and your family Gertie as you continue to spread your joy and change the world one smile at a time! Check out the June issue of Thrivent Magazine for the full article featuring our area's Thrivent members, the Munholland family!

thrivent.com Tips to create financial security for those with disabilities.

Happy to share that Thrivent Financial has been named to Fortune Magazine’s FORTUNE 500 List for the 25th consecutive year!

Today our Marketing Director, Beth, is celebrating her 17th wedding anniversary with her husband, Dave! We hope you both have a great day!

Timeline Photos



Thank you St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for joining us at our Thrivent Community board meeting last week! St Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We appreciated hearing about a child here in Colorado who benefited from what you do as well as the many other children and families you serve. We are excited to be able to support you!


Thank you Foster Source for joining us at our recent Thrivent Community board meeting and sharing about what you do! Foster Source’s goal is to inspire healing in vulnerable children in the foster care system through confident, trauma-informed foster parents. It was great to hear about the 165 parents and 209 kids that were served in April alone. We are excited to be able to support you!

Last week we had our first 5280 Thrivent Community board meeting of the year! Thank you all for helping support our community events and efforts.

Happy National Cancer Survivors Day! Cancer is a scary fight; today shows it is also one that can be won! If you or a loved one has beat cancer or is fighting cancer currently- your strength is not going unnoticed. If you know someone who has lost the fight, we’d like to honor them today as well.

A family that plays together stays together. Happy National Recreation Day from the 5280 Associates family! We hope you find time today to get outside with the ones you love.

5280 Associates would like to wish you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Memorial Day was officially observed on May 30th, 1868. It was called “Decoration Day” because it was a tradition for women to decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers with flags and flowers. Today, Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the soldiers who gave their lives fighting for our country. Thank you to our military and military families for all you do!


Fitch Affirms Thrivent's AA+ (Very Strong) Rating Along With Stable Outlook

We're happy to announce Fitch has affirmed Thrivent’s AA+ (Very Strong) rating! (Note: Does not reflect Thrivent’s Investment product performance).

thrivent.com Read more about Thrivent's rating from Fitch

You can now direct your Thrivent Choice dollars to Advocates for Children! Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are trained volunteers from the community who speak up for the best interests of children in the courtroom. Most of the children are victims of abuse and neglect. Learn more about Advocates for Children and CASAs here: https://adv4children.org/about/

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Meet Kirsten, our new Office Assistant intern for the summer! Kirsten, a third-year business student at Kansas State University, will be supporting our marketing and service departments. Kirsten enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, teaching group fitness, swing dancing, traveling the world, and spending time with friends and family.

Exciting news! Thrivent Student Resources is giving away $5,000 that you can use for higher education! One winner will be drawn each month until December 31st! To enter and for rules/restrictions: https://bit.ly/2V5oYmj

Congrats to Jason Spencer for taking home the green jacket at our fourth annual Green Jacket Invitational at Columbine Country Club!

We're celebrating Developmental Disabilities Month with our friends at Bethesda! Thanks for the wristbands, Bethesda! #ConnectAllAbilities

Happy birthday to Ann Harbin, our extraordinary Executive Assistant!

Happy birthday to Nate Wangerin, Senior Wealth Advisor! We hope you enjoy the day celebrating with family and friends!

So awesome to see the impact of Thrivent programs at Christ Lutheran Church (CLC)! A check presentation was made during a special luncheon to Pastor Eric, Pastor Gail, and Connections Coordinator, Ally, for $106,313.00. This is the amount CLC has received through the Thrivent Choice and Thrivent Action Team programs over the course of 8 ½ years. One of our Senior Wealth Advisors and CLC member, Chad Aaberg, helped host the luncheon.

Beautiful Colorado sunrise this week! #stunning

Happy 4th anniversary to our Client Relationship Manager, Joel, and his wife, Samantha!

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Congratulations to Ted Kouba for recently obtaining his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification! Ted is our Director of Financial Planning and Investment Management and an all around outstanding individual. We are honored to have him on our team! Way to go, Ted!

Thrivent Choice® is one of our favorite Thrivent programs because it provides a platform for clients to have a financial impact on the causes and nonprofits they care about. More than 40,000 churches and nonprofits are enrolled in the program, and it keeps growing!

To learn more or direct your Thrivent Choice® dollars, please reach out to Beth at 303-730-1951. The deadline to direct Thrivent Choice® dollars accrued in 2018 is March 31, 2019!


Team Casa Myrna 2019 Runs the Boston Marathon

A quest with a charitable twist! One of our clients, Rick Farrand, is wrapping up his quest to run a marathon in every state with the Boston Marathon in April. This time he is running on a charity team, Casa Myrna, which is a nonprofit providing services to survivors of domestic violence. His daughter Abby helped select Casa Myrna because she utilizes their services as she provides support to survivors in her work at Massachusetts General. Rick is so excited to be able to complete his marathon quest in Boston and at the same time support Abby’s work through Casa Myrna!

The money raised for Casa Myrna provides survivors with residential services including emergency shelters, a 24-hour Hot Line, legal services, economic self-sufficiency counseling, and community advocacy. Good luck, Rick!!

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