top of page

Did Dave Ramsey Caller STEAL his family's inheritance?

Episode Summary:

In this episode, Dave Ramsey addresses a listener's dilemma after inheriting money from their deceased brother. The listener's brother had named them and their eldest son as beneficiaries, causing tension with the deceased brother's children who feel entitled to the money. Ramsey offers insights into the importance of proper estate planning and beneficiary titling to avoid family conflicts over inheritance.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Importance of Estate Planning: Ramsey emphasizes the significance of having a clear estate plan and updating beneficiaries regularly. Failing to do so can lead to misunderstandings and disputes among family members after one's passing.

  2. Family Communication: Proper communication within families regarding financial matters and estate planning can prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. Clear intentions and instructions regarding inheritance can help avoid disputes among relatives.

  3. Legal Entitlement vs. Moral Obligation: While legally entitled to the inherited money, the listener considers the moral implications of the situation. Ramsey suggests considering both legal entitlement and moral obligations when making decisions regarding inheritance distribution.

  4. Financial Planning for Future Generations: Planning for future generations involves not only financial allocation but also appointing guardians and updating titling to ensure assets are distributed according to one's wishes and minimize family conflicts.

  5. Seeking Professional Guidance: Seeking professional assistance from wealth management services can help Christians navigate complex financial matters and create plans aligned with their values and beliefs.


  1. "You want to financially plan. You want to make sure you appoint your executors, appoint your guardians, and you want to make sure you update your titling."

  2. "People who financially plan versus people who just accumulate and die. Do not just accumulate and die. You want to financially plan."

  3. "They help Christians like you develop financial plans that will make God proud."

retired couple reviewing their investments


Join our Newsletter and receive our free 15-page e-book "4 Financial Principles Every Christian Should Know"

4 Pillars of Christian Investing E-book

About Financial Advisors Say The Darndest Things Podcast:

As Christians, we were taught to be good stewards over our tithing and giving to the less fortunate. But when it came to our personal finances and investing we were left clueless on what the Bible says. What does the Bible say about managing debt, leaving a legacy, investing, and planning for your retirement? Mr. Christian Finance answers these and many other questions because we want to teach you how to become rich and righteous!

Meet A.B. Ridgeway:

A.B. Ridgeway with his hands up

A.B. Ridgeway, MBA ( is the owner and Christian Financial Advisor with A.B. Ridgeway Wealth Management. With a decade in the finance industry, his goal is to give believers clarity around the most confusing topic in the Bible, money, and tithing. A.B. Ridgeway helps tithing Christians become cheerful givers but unlocking their money-making potential, so they can prosper and be the great stewards of the wealth God has entrusted them with.

*Disclaimer: This communication is not intended as an offer or solicitation to buy, hold or sell any financial instrument or investment advisory services. Any information provided has been obtained from sources considered reliable, but we do not guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of any description of securities, markets or developments mentioned. This is strictly for information purposes. We recommend you speak with a professional financial advisor.

0 views0 comments


bottom of page