Randy Silvey

Randy Silvey is the published author of You FIRST, Federal Employees Retirement Guide, one of the bestselling books of its kind on Amazon and Kindle. For over 14 years, he’s been educating and guiding Feds in pursuing wealthier retirement lifestyles. Randy can be reached at 816-524-1515, [email protected] or visit his website at www.silverlightfinancial.com. Securities offered through Infinity Financial Services. Member FINRA/SIPC.

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An Ounce of Current Prevention is Worth a Pound of Post-Retirement Cure!

By on October 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
An Ounce of Current Prevention is Worth a Pound of Post-Retirement Cure!

Prevention is often more valuable than a cure. The author explains ways to apply this concept to your retirement planning.

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Investment Fraud Warning for Federal Employees!

By on August 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Investment Fraud Warning for Federal Employees!

Recent SEC warnings about fraudsters targeting federal employees may leave you feeling apprehensive about working with financial advisors. These are some tips on how to spot scam artists.

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Can Feds Use ‘Retrograde Analysis’ to Pursue Retirement Success?

By on August 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Can Feds Use ‘Retrograde Analysis’ to Pursue Retirement Success?

The author suggests taking a “backwards approach” when it comes to planning for expenses in retirement.

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Are CD’s a Good Retirement Investment Choice?

By on July 13, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Are CD’s a Good Retirement Investment Choice?

Are CD’s (Certificates of Deposit) a good investment option when planning for retirement?

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Is a ‘Herd Mentality’ Damaging Feds’ Retirement Dreams?

By on June 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is a ‘Herd Mentality’ Damaging Feds’ Retirement Dreams?

If you “follow the herd” when investing, it can potentially lead you astray from reaching your retirement goals. The author explains how this can happen.

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What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

By on June 14, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

I’m worried about recent proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits. Is there anything federal employees can do to prevent this from happening?

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From COLA to Diet COLA: What the Budget Proposal Means for Your Retirement

By on May 31, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
From COLA to Diet COLA: What the Budget Proposal Means for Your Retirement

The author says that the proposed COLA cuts in the White House budget proposal are neither fair nor warranted. He offers a better solution.

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Nervous Feds Nearing Retirement Continue to Ask, ‘Am I Invested Correctly?’

By on May 17, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Nervous Feds Nearing Retirement Continue to Ask, ‘Am I Invested Correctly?’

I am under FERS and plan to remain in federal service until I get an additional 10% annuity, but am wondering if my TSP funds are invested correctly.

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Can Feds Overcome the Political ‘Butterfly Effect’ Impacting Their TSP Savings?

By on April 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Can Feds Overcome the Political ‘Butterfly Effect’ Impacting Their TSP Savings?

A political event can cause a temporary shake up in the stock market. What does this mean for your TSP account, and how do you know if you are taking the right amount of risk for your personal situation?

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Is the TSP TOO Cheap?

By on March 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is the TSP TOO Cheap?

The author says that one of the TSP’s greatest strengths (its low costs) can also be one of its greatest weaknesses.

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