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(#133) What Would An Advisor Say About The Four Money Bears and Teaching Kids Financial Literacy through Technology feat. Mac Gardner

Welcome To Financial Advisors Say The Darndest Things Podcast

Many Christians struggle with the seemingly conflicting views about our faith and the pursuit of financial gain. They were taught that poverty was piety and that a lack of money was the only way to truly detach themselves from the love of money. 


Our podcast debunks some of those claims, teaches you that you can be rich and righteous, and at the same time fulfill your obligation to tithe and give to the less fortunate. We are dedicated to helping you become cheerful givers by organizing your personal finances, providing investment tips to help you create wealth, and encouraging you to create a gifting strategy that will make your family and God proud.


He is the CEO of Finlit Tech which is a combination of Financial Literacy and Financial Technology. He is creating a space where children as young as 5 years old can have access to financial education through fun and interactive platforms that are engaging and encourages growth.

Today’s conversation is going to get really deep but it is said that we can’t help others unless we are able to help ourselves.

We discuss the 3 challenges families face when it comes to finance: lack of awareness, receiving financial education too late, and diversity gaps.

We discuss his new book The 4 Money Bears that correlate with the 4 ways we manage money and how we have only been leveraging half.

And finally we break down what the future looks like for us, and the next generation and how you can be the change you want to see.

So if you wish you would have received better financial education earlier in life, then tune in, because your listen just may help save a generation.

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Disclosure: This Transcript is for reference only. It is computer generated and has not been checked by a human for accuracy.

Mac Gardner, CFP®️  0:00  

So the full money bears book is a story of me and my wife teaching our three children, that they actually have four options when it comes to money. They can spend it, we all know that we're in a consumer based economy, nothing new there, they can save it. A lot of kids understand that, but money piggy bank, whatever. But there's two other very important aspects he talked about the beginning of the show is the concept of investing and the concept of giving and why all four of those need to be placed in our awareness because we realize what money is once you recognize that you don't just have two options you actually have for it's so much easier to rationalize how to use money. As you get older.


Alajahwon Ridgeway  0:41  
As Christians, we were taught to be good stewards over our tithing and giving to the less fortunate. But when it came to our own personal finances and investments, we are clueless what the Bible says. What does the Bible say about managing debt? leaving a legacy, investing, or even planning for retirement? We answer these and many other questions because we want to teach you how to be rich and righteous. This is your first time to the show. We want to say welcome, but you're coming back for another spiritual refill. Welcome back. I am Amy Ridgeway. And this is financial advisors say the darndest thing.


Alajahwon Ridgeway  1:23  
Welcome back, I am AB Ridgeway, host of financial advisors say the darndest things in my mom's favorite Christian financial advisor. With nearly a decade in the financial industry, I've helped hundreds of investors declutter their personal finances by providing investment strategies that align with the Word of God. We will teach you ways to become a powerful tighten Christian and reduce the risk of outliving your money and serve your way into leadership. Before we begin, be sure to hit the subscribe on your podcast platform. And as a thank you, you can go to our show homepage, www dot ABR wealth backslash podcast and download our free Christian resource guide for biblical principles. Every Christian should know about finances to create generational wealth, and the link will be in the description below. Now, in a recent research report by Barnard titled revisiting the tithe and offering, it stated that when US adults are asked if they're familiar with the term type, about two and five indicate they are familiar and are able to provide a definition. The same percentage however, indicate they are unfamiliar with the term. And only 1/5 says that they are familiar with the word but cannot recall what it means. Surprisingly, among Christians pacifically among church givers, less than half can decisively say what the tithe is. So if church goers who sit in church every Sunday can barely understand what a tithe is, which is why the show is so important. Then what happens to the children when they only get financial guidance three times in their life. When they get their first check, get married and retire. I'll tell you what happens. We find ourselves dealing with a generation that is financially illiterate and will only expand the wealth gap between the haves and the have nots. Now obviously, this is troubling news. But I have some hope, because our next guest is the man who was destined to close that gap. He is the CEO of Finland tech, which is a combination of financial literacy and financial technology. He is single handedly creating a space where children as young as five years old can have access to financial education through fun and interactive pla