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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Is Common Sense All You Need to Plan Your Retirement?

By on March 12, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Common Sense All You Need to Plan Your Retirement?

I’ve read about what to do with my TSP after retirement, but I believe all we can do is use common sense and hope that our money will grow and last.

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Are Abnormally Successful Feds Faking Their Own Death for Financial Gains?

By on February 21, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Are Abnormally Successful Feds Faking Their Own Death for Financial Gains?

How would your spouse get by in retirement if you were to pass away? The author discusses how imagining this scenario can help with your retirement planning.

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Cuts to Federal Retirement System: Evaded or Merely Postponed?

By on November 29, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Cuts to Federal Retirement System: Evaded or Merely Postponed?

A budget resolution making cuts to federal pay and benefits recently failed to pass Congress, but it left federal employees wondering what the future may hold.

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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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