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Two Teen Boaters Face Felony Charges After Their Video Goes Viral

Two teen boaters who are facing felony charges for pollution after they were caught on video dumping trash into the Atlantic Ocean during a South Florida boating party.

Episode Summary: 

Two teen boaters are facing third degree felony charges for pollution after they were caught on video dumping trash into the Atlantic Ocean during a South Florida boating party. In this episode, AB Ridgeway discusses the repercussions faced by two teen boaters drawing parallels between their actions and short-sighted financial decisions, Ridgeway emphasizes the importance of long-term planning and ethical considerations when investing.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Consequences of Short-Term Thinking: The incident involving the teen boaters serves as a cautionary tale about the consequences of short-sighted actions. Just as dumping trash into the ocean has long-term environmental repercussions, seeking quick financial gains without considering ethical or legal implications can lead to detrimental outcomes.

  2. Value of Long-Term Planning: Ridgeway underscores the significance of long-term financial planning over seeking immediate gratification. Investing in the future requires discipline, patience, and foresight, rather than succumbing to the temptation of quick fixes or get-rich-quick schemes.

  3. Ethical Decision-Making: Through biblical teachings and ethical reflections, listeners are encouraged to consider the moral implications of their actions. Ridgeway provides a simple framework for ethical decision-making, emphasizing empathy, accountability, and alignment with personal values.

  4. Accountability and Responsibility: The episode highlights the importance of accountability and responsibility in both personal and financial contexts. Just as the teen boaters faced legal consequences for their actions, investors must take ownership of their decisions and consider their long-term impact.

  5. Community Engagement: Ridgeway encourages listeners to engage with the podcast content and participate in discussions about ethical decision-making and accountability. By sharing insights and perspectives with others, individuals can foster a supportive community committed to ethical behavior and responsible stewardship.


  1. "One night of pleasure can cause you a lifetime of pain... This one day on the water having fun dumping trash inside the ocean is going to cause them a lifetime of pain." - AB Ridgeway

  2. "Picking stocks is like gambling... But financial planning, strategic investing is not the same. It's where you have a plan and you're systematically making sure the odds stay in your favor." -

  3. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God... These boys have a lot to learn about discipline and long-term effects of short-term decisions." - Philippians 4:6

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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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