PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today and everyday for the next fifteen years 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65, yet more than half have never calculated their retirement income needs. After conducting hundreds of retirement preparedness seminars and seeing first-hand how insufficient or nonexistent planning has impacted retirees, Wayne von Borstel, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and president of von Borstel & Associates, Inc., has launched a free, on demand seminar to help those close to retirement identify if they are ready to retire or not.
"The assumptions we make about retirement are vast. We assume we know how much income we'll need, we assume that Social Security will be sufficient to cover our needs, and we assume our nest eggs will last regardless of our increasing longevity, inflation and rising health care costs. Assumptions and lack of planning are destroying the American retirement dream," said von Borstel.
The "How Big is Your Retirement Shortfall?" seminar is easily accessible 24/7 and accompanied by a free workbook and Retirement Readiness Quiz that poses 12 key questions every retiree should answer. A free Retirement Income Analysis is also available to those who qualify.
"Our goal is to educate and motivate people to take action whether that's learning more about their retirement options, saving more for retirement, or meeting with a retirement planning professional to understand their retirement income needs," said von Borstel.
Visit www.reclaimyouramericandream.com to access the "How Big is Your Retirement Shortfall?" seminar, free workbook and Retirement Readiness Quiz.
About Wayne von Borstel
Wayne von Borstel is the President and Founder of von Borstel & Associates, Inc. and Oregon Trail Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm providing financial planning services. von Borstel serves clients throughout the country from office locations in Portland, Oregon, Bend, Oregon and The Dalles, Oregon.
von Borstel is author of The Truth Project: Having the Courage to Ignore Wall Street (High 5 Communications, LLC, December 2012, hardback, paperback, audio and Kindle edition,138 pages, ISBN 978-0985779726) and his work has been featured in The Invincibility Shield for Investors: Minimizing Losses, Maximizing Gains and Drafting a More Secure Financial Plan (Aspatore Books, May 2003, $35.99, paperback, 220 pages, ISBN 978-1587622182). He has served as a resource for several media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Registered Rep., Portland Business Journal, Research, Portland Tribune, The Dalles Chronicle, and Bankrate.com.
von Borstel holds a Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) degree from The Graduate School of Financial Services at The American College. In addition to studying behavioral finance with Susan Bradley, founder of the Sudden Money Institute, he holds the following professional designations: Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®).
von Borstel is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Portland Estate Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association. Wayne regularly teaches financial planning courses at colleges, continuing education centers and businesses in Oregon and Washington. To learn more about von Borstel, visit www.vonborstel.com. Securities are offered through LPL Financial. Member FINRA/SIPC.
SOURCE von Borstel & Associates