Federal Retirement Readiness Review...FREE

Managing your TSP and alternate investment options after retirement or separation from service.

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Roguejim
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Federal Retirement Readiness Review...FREE

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I came across this offer at fedsmith.com. It seems like there might be a catch somewhere along the way, but...what do you think?
http://www.silverlightfinancial.com/p/f ... ess-review

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evilanne
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I am careful using anything for "free" that requires contact info so I did not get far into their quiz. Interesting marketing ploy to appeal to your security concerns "Email Address (to securely save your results)" when what they really want is your personal info so they can market their services to you in the future.

Roguejim
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Yeah, it appears this is a one man "team", i.e., Randy Silvey. He has written quite a few articles for fedsmith.com, and seems to emphasize "FFA's"(Fed Focused Advisors) for fed employees who need an advisor. He gives the impression that FERS is so complicated that only an FFA is to be trusted. I don't know...I might finish the quiz and see what this Silvey really has to offer. I hate to condemn without at least a cursory investigation.

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evilanne
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Let us know how it turns out and how many emails you get from them in the next few weeks.

quidam65
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FedWeek is also bad about flooding your email box with "offers".

However, their guidebooks are useful (and their customer service is also good--I accidentally ordered two of the same book, called them with my issue, and they only shipped one and credited my account).

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