Raymond is a graduate of Wingate College with a degree in technology. He is also a nationally recognized retirement educator, seminar speaker, national mentor to other advisors and an advisor to thousands of his own successfully retired clients, now spread throughout many states. He has taught strategies in Retirement and Estate Planning at colleges, conference centers and retirement workshops all across North Carolina. North Carolina retirees have long enjoyed the safe money retirement advice as a source of insight, commentary and balanced information that Raymond provides. He is the past president of the Salisbury Chapter of the National Association of Financial Professionals and a recipient of the prestigious National Quality Award. Raymond is insurance licensed in Life, Health, Medicare Supplement and Long-Term Care.
At the age of 13, Raymond was presented with the Carnegie Bronze Medal of Honor after risking his life to save a 30 month old from being killed by a train. Carnegie said, “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” He also learned at an early age to never quit until the job was done by receiving every merit badge from the Boy Scouts of America, along with earning his Eagle Scout and God and Country Award.
For decades, Raymond has been repeatedly named to the ranks of the top retirement advisors in the world by MDRT (TOT), The Premier International Association of Financial Professionals. MDRT is a select group of high achievers. Many are also highly regarded as business leaders and charitable and community volunteers. Raymond and his staff are extremely proud to have been compliant free since 1976 by the Better Business Bureau and is an accredited member. Bostian Retirement Planning prides itself in being successful, trustworthy, committed, ethical, community-focused and most importantly, live by the motto of always putting the client first.
Ed Slott is named “THE BEST” source of IRA advice by The Wall Street Journal. Raymond is a member of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor Group, an exclusive organization of financial advisors who are dedicated leaders in the IRA industry. With access to this team of IRA Experts, Raymond is equipped with valuable tools and resources to help his clients have a better retirement.
Raymond is also very deserving of being certified in Long Term Care having the CLTC degree. Raymond has been featured as one of America’s Retirement Experts in Kiplinger’s Retirement Planning Guide. He has also appeared on “The Retire Happy Hour” on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox networks.