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Financial Advisors Say The Darndest Things

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Financial Advisors Say The Darndest Things

Looking for Christian Counsel on Money Matters?This podcast provides Christian Stewards like you with professional insights about creating a Financial Plan and strengthening your bond with God, all from a biblical perspective.Each episode is based on current news events and insights around the 4 pillars of Christian Investing:-Debt Management-Savings- Investing and-Estate Planning/Family DynamicsThe host, A.B. Ridgeway, MBA, CPWA®️ is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor professional, who has served over a decade as a financial advisor and is the owner and Chief Compliance Officer of A.B. Ridgeway Wealth Management, LLC.Christian Financial Planning- Homepagehttps://www.abrwealthmanagement.com...

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Recent Episodes of Financial Advisors Say The Darndest Things


7 Money Lies About Money You are Believing Right Now (#298)

7 Money Lies About Money You are Believing Right Now (#298)

In today's episode, we visit an article by Dr. Art Rayner that discusses the seven lies teenagers believe about money. This episode is crucial for parents, grandparents, and young adults alike.

Therapists often say that how we think and act today is influenced by our upbringing. With busy work schedules and school activities, monitoring our kids 24/7 is just not feasible. Even as our children grow into adults and have kids of their own, it's impossible to oversee every aspect of their lives.

But who gets most of their time? Their friends and cell phones. These...

Episode 19 July 2024 16m and 34s


High-Level Success and Mental Health: The Fandango Founder’s Heartbreaking Story (#297)

High-Level Success and Mental Health: The Fandango Founder’s Heartbreaking Story (#297)

In this podcast, we delve into the tragic story of the Fandango founder, who was recently identified as the man who committed suicide in New York earlier this week. This heartbreaking event has shocked many and serves as a powerful reminder that wealth and success do not always equate to happiness or mental well-being.

The founder of Fandango, a major online movie ticketing service, had seemingly achieved the pinnacle of success. With a thriving business and financial stability, it appeared that he had everything one could desire. However, this tragic incident highlights the often unseen and unspoken...

Episode 18 July 2024 15m and 11s


Kobe Bryant's Dad Died: Discussing The Importance of Wills and Beneficiaries (#296)

Kobe Bryant's Dad Died: Discussing The Importance of Wills and Beneficiaries (#296)

In this deeply moving podcast, we discuss the recent passing of Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant, the father of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant. Joe Bryant's contributions to the world of basketball and his legacy are remembered and honored. His death, however, brings to light an important, yet often overlooked topic: financial planning for the inevitable.

Losing a loved one is never easy, and it can be even more challenging when dealing with the financial aftermath. This video aims to shed light on the crucial steps one should take to ensure that their financial affairs are in order...

Episode 18 July 2024 15m and 25s


Avoiding The 'Vacation Debt" Cycle (#295)

Avoiding The 'Vacation Debt" Cycle (#295)

A.B. Ridgeway addresses the common financial pitfalls associated with vacation spending. He emphasizes the importance of planning and budgeting for vacations to avoid long-term debt. Ridgeway shares personal insights and professional advice on how to enjoy a well-deserved break without compromising financial health. He advocates for a proactive approach to financial planning and mental well-being, ensuring that vacations enhance life rather than serve as temporary escapes from stress.

5 Key Takeaways:

Understand the Cost of Debt:Many Americans are still paying off vacation-related credit card debt months after their trips. For instance, a $2,000 vacation with a 27...

Episode 14 July 2024 10m and 57s


Trump was just shot on LIVE TV and the unthinkable just happened (#294)

Trump was just shot on LIVE TV and the unthinkable just happened (#294)

Breaking news! Trump was just injured by what seems to be bullets. Here is the audio.

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Episode 14 July 2024 3m and 21s


Is Super Savings The Fastest Way To Become A Millionaire? (#293)

Is Super Savings The Fastest Way To Become A Millionaire? (#293)

A.B. Ridgeway explores the phenomenon of supersavers—individuals who contribute significantly to their retirement savings. He discusses the historical context of supersavers, their financial habits, and practical strategies for listeners to become supersavers themselves. Ridgeway emphasizes the importance of consistent saving, the power of living below one’s means voluntarily, and the benefits of making saving as automatic as bill payments.

Key Takeaways:

Historical Context of Supersavers: Financial crises, such as the Great Depression, the 1980s stock market crash, the dot-com bubble, and the 2020 global events, have led to generations adopting conservative saving habits. These peri...

Episode 13 July 2024 8m and 20s


Should Personal Finance Classes Be Mandatory For Graduation (#292)

Should Personal Finance Classes Be Mandatory For Graduation (#292)

A.B. Ridgeway speaks about the growing trend of personal finance education in high schools. With 26 states now mandating a personal finance course for graduation, this shift could significantly enhance financial literacy among young Americans. A.B. Ridgeway explores the recently passed bill in California as a case study, examining its potential impact on future generations and discussing the broader implications for financial education in the U.S.

Growing Emphasis on Financial Literacy in Schools: The number of states requiring a personal finance course for high school graduation has surged from 8 to 26 in just four years. This rapid...

Episode 12 July 2024 13m and 19s


High Yield Savings Accounts Won’t Save You From Working In Retirement (#291)

High Yield Savings Accounts Won’t Save You From Working In Retirement (#291)

A.B. Ridgeway talks about the retirement crisis facing many Americans. Despite having checking and savings accounts, many people find themselves unprepared for retirement. Ridgeway discusses why high-yield savings accounts aren't sufficient and emphasizes the importance of early and strategic financial planning to avoid the harsh reality of working during retirement years.

Key Takeaways

Traditional Savings are Not Enough Traditional savings accounts, even high-yield ones, do not provide sufficient returns to sustain retirees. Historically, savings accounts offered about 8% interest, but modern rates have plummeted to around 0.06%. This decline has made it almost impossible for savings alone...

Episode 11 July 2024 16m and 45s


Old Savings Strategies Are Outdate: Do This Instead (#290)

Old Savings Strategies Are Outdate: Do This Instead (#290)

A.B. Ridgeway tackles the conventional wisdom of saving more and spending less as a surefire strategy for retirement. Through historical analysis and personal anecdotes, he underscores how modern financial challenges—such as high inflation, increased debt, and lower savings interest rates—demand a more nuanced approach. Ridgeway explores the pitfalls of relying solely on savings accounts and offers actionable advice on smarter investment strategies that can help secure a more stable financial future.

Historical Context of Savings: Ridgeway explains how the high-interest savings accounts of the 1980s are a thing of the past. With modern savings rates ofte...

Episode 10 July 2024 13m and 42s


Lebron James son, Bronny James drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers: Is this nepotism or talent? (#289)

Lebron James son, Bronny James drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers: Is this nepotism or talent? (#289)

AB Ridgeway delves into the recent news of Bronny James, son of NBA legend LeBron James, being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. This episode explores the implications of this high-profile draft pick, the potential for LeBron James' free agency decision, and the broader themes of family legacy and influence within professional sports. Ridgeway connects these themes to Christian values, emphasizing the importance of guiding and preparing the next generation.

Key Takeaways:

The Significance of Bronny James' Draft: The drafting of Bronny James by the Los Angeles Lakers is not just a sports story but a...

Episode 28 June 2024 6m and 33s

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