About Sara Paradies

I am proud to be part of the Thrivent Financial team. My careers have always been in helping professions, wanting to serve my clients with care and compassion. Thrivent has allowed me to continue with that passion as I seek to lend my financial expertise to those who are looking for guidance in a practical and easy to understand way. From helping people with the basics of an emergency fund and budget, to more complex estate strategies, working in conjunction with an individual’s accountant and attorney, my desire is to help people feel secure in their financial future.

I married my husband Jay the summer of 2020 during the crazy pandemic. I live with my beautiful new family in the St. Croix Valley and am blessed to serve individuals and families in both the Chippewa Valley and St. Croix Valley regions. As a family we enjoy camping, hiking, snowshoeing, and fishing (both on water and ice). I enjoy travelling throughout the US and abroad, sitting with friends over coffee, playing games, serving in our church, and leading Dave Ramsey classes. 

River Valley Associates

River Valley Associates


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