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 or visit his website at www.silverlightfinancial.com. Securities offered through Infinity Financial Services. Member FINRA/SIPC.

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Uncharted Waters Ahead! Could Previous Retirement ‘Plans’ Become a Fed’s Financial Moby Dick?

June 3, 2020 11:44 AM

Not properly crafting your retirement plan can leave you stranded if a storm hits the financial markets.

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Surviving a Financial ‘Bear Attack’

May 6, 2020 8:48 AM , Updated October 10, 2020 11:22 AM
Surviving a Financial ‘Bear Attack’

A recent retired federal employee is worried about the stock market drop and asks what he can do to protect his retirement savings.

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The Things You Don’t Know Are What Can Wreck Your Retirement

April 9, 2020 2:18 PM , Updated April 24, 2020 8:14 AM
The Things You Don’t Know Are What Can Wreck Your Retirement

The things we don’t know are what can often hurt us when it comes to retirement planning. These are some common ones for federal employees to be aware of.

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Fundamentals of Favorable Financial Fundamentals

March 11, 2020 11:14 AM , Updated March 21, 2020 5:14 AM
Fundamentals of Favorable Financial Fundamentals

When financial experts talk about economic “fundamentals” favoring positive growth for your long-term retirement savings, to what are they referring?

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Are You Foiling the 4 F’s of Retirement?

December 16, 2019 11:33 AM , Updated December 30, 2019 1:31 PM
Are You Foiling the 4 F’s of Retirement?

Are you avoiding these common retirement pitfalls?

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Does Political Drama in Washington Impact Your Federal Retirement?

November 13, 2019 2:46 PM , Updated November 27, 2019 5:00 PM
Does Political Drama in Washington Impact Your Federal Retirement?

Political drama can cause shifts in the stock market. Should this cause federal employees to worry about their retirement savings?

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How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?

October 16, 2019 3:09 PM , Updated October 30, 2019 6:33 PM
How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?

Can you retire on a $1 million in savings? The author looks at what it takes to maintain your current lifestyle after retirement.

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Could the Typical Fed Benefit from Capital Gains Reform?

August 15, 2019 2:31 PM , Updated August 28, 2019 7:43 AM
Could the Typical Fed Benefit from Capital Gains Reform?

A proposal is on the table to modify the capital gains tax. How likely is it to pass and what could it mean for your retirement savings?

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Is Working after Retirement Worth the Costs?

July 12, 2018 3:20 PM , Updated July 23, 2018 10:51 AM
Is Working after Retirement Worth the Costs?

Is it true that there is an income limit for federal retirees under FERS who work after retiring from federal service?

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Who’s to Blame? Will Feds be Culpable for Lower Income and Lost Benefits?

June 5, 2018 3:41 PM , Updated June 13, 2018 8:33 PM
Who’s to Blame? Will Feds be Culpable for Lower Income and Lost Benefits?

Recent news about proposed benefits cuts has many current and former federal employees worried. How might they impact one’s retirement if enacted?

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