A will is the usual tool for passing assets on to your heirs when you die. But for some things, you don’t need a will at all because there’s a way you can ensure that certain assets go straight to your heirs without passing through probate. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will be joined by Valerie Hogan, who’ll give us a crash course on beneficiary designations and why you want to you use them. Then he’ll answer some calls and various financial questions.
Valerie joined the NCF Chicago office as a Relationship Manager in 2019. She is the Executive Director at Orchard Ministry Development “OMD” where she assists donors with non-cash and legacy gifts. Valerie and her mother, Miriam Neff, founder of Widow Connection, can be heard on their radio feature “Starting Over Financially” nation-wide on Christian stations where they assist widows in preventing fraud and learning valuable budgeting and financial management skills. Previously an Attorney with the Christian Law Association, she holds a law license and her Certified Financial Planner certification. Since 2000, Valerie has served at her church leading groups and individuals toward good stewardship with Christian Financial Concepts, Crown Financial, then Financial Peace University. She loves to assist people in overcoming financial obstacles so they gain greater personal freedom and a deeper walk of generosity.
She is the daughter of Bob and Miriam Neff, is married to Mark Hogan and has three sons: Edward, Albert and Edmond. Mark and Valerie attend the Orchard Evangelical Free Church and are foster and adoptive parents.
Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs, Faith & Finance, Faith & Finance Live, and The Faith & Finance Minute. Rob also serves as the CEO and spokesperson of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob has dedicated his professional career to work at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.
Fresh, relevant, and fun, Faith & Finance Live is a daily radio program to help listeners manage their finances in a way that pleases God. Join Rob West for listener interaction, expert guests, and sound advice.