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Full Retirement Age Mistakes: Forgetting To Do This With Your Accounts

Episode Description:

Join host A.B. Ridgeway as he delves into a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of financial planning: account titling. In this eye-opening episode, A.B. sheds light on how improper account titling can lead to unexpected consequences, even in the context of estate planning and inheritance. Drawing from real-life scenarios and biblical principles, learn why getting your account titling right is essential for ensuring your financial wishes are executed properly, especially within a Christian framework.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The Importance of Beneficiaries: Understand the significance of designating beneficiaries and contingent beneficiaries for your accounts to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

  2. Legal Ramifications: Learn how account titling can override other estate planning documents like wills and trusts, making it crucial to get it right from the start.

  3. Avoiding Family Disputes: Discover how proper account titling can prevent family conflicts and ensure fair distribution of assets among heirs.

  4. Biblical Guidance: Explore biblical principles related to financial stewardship and inheritance, emphasizing the importance of honoring God in your financial decisions.

  5. Practical Steps: Receive practical tips for updating and verifying your account titling to align with your desired distribution of assets.


  1. "A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers." - Proverbs 17:2

  2. "You can be an investment guru, have the perfect plan, but if those accounts are not properly titled, your wishes may not be executed."

  3. "Check your account titling, get them updated with the proper beneficiaries so you can rest easy knowing your wishes will be executed properly."

Episode Summary:

In this episode, A.B. Ridgeway emphasizes the critical importance of proper account titling in financial planning, particularly within the Christian context. Using compelling real-life examples, A.B. illustrates how improper titling can lead to unintended consequences, including family disputes and failure to honor one's wishes. By aligning account titling with biblical principles and practical strategies, listeners gain valuable insights into safeguarding their financial legacies and honoring God with their resources.


  1. Christian financial planning

  2. Account titling

  3. Estate planning

  4. Beneficiaries

  5. Biblical stewardship

  6. Family inheritance

  7. Financial legacy

  8. Legal ramifications

  9. Avoiding disputes

  10. Proper asset allocation

Ready to ensure your financial wishes are executed properly? Schedule a consultation with A.B. Ridgeway at today. As a certified private wealth advisor®️ professional with a deep commitment to Christian financial stewardship, A.B. can help you navigate the complexities of account titling and estate planning to secure your financial legacy according to your values and beliefs. Don't delay—take the first step toward peace of mind and financial clarity now.

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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:

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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.

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