John Grobe

John Grobe is President of Federal Career Experts, a consulting firm that specializes in federal retirement and career transition issues. He is also affiliated with TSP Safety Net. John retired from federal service after 25 years of progressively more responsible human resources positions. He is the author of Understanding the Federal Retirement Systems and Career Transition: A Guide for Federal Employees, both published by the Federal Management Institute. Federal Career Experts provides pre-retirement seminars for a wide variety of federal agencies.

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How Long Should You Keep Your Tax Records?

Filed in News by on April 24, 2016 Comments

What tax related documents do you need to keep, and for how long do you need to keep them? Here are some suggestions.

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What Are Your Retirement Dreams?

Filed in News by on March 31, 2016 Comments

Actuaries tell us that a 55 year old can expect to live another 30 years. How will you spend those days after you leave the workforce? The author provides some suggestions on how to find your retirement dreams and make them a reality.

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What Happens To Your Benefits If You Die After You Retire?

Filed in News by on March 17, 2016 Comments

No one lives forever, but you will leave survivors. Your federal employee benefits are valuable and can affect those that survive you. The author details what federal workers can expect to happen with regards to their benefits if they pass away after retiring from federal service.

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Financial ‘Red Flags’ Federal Employees Should Watch For with Their Financial Advisors

Filed in News by on March 1, 2016 Comments

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards has published the Consumer Guide to Financial Self Defense. It lists some “red flags” that investors should be aware of when working with a financial advisor. The author explains what this means for federal employees.

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What Happens to Your Benefits If You Die While Still Working? Response to Readers Questions

Filed in News by on February 11, 2016 Comments

Federal retirement expert John Grobe recently wrote an article describing what federal employees can expect to happen to their federal benefits should they pass away while still working. Many of our users had more questions on the subject, so he has written this follow up article providing answers to some of the questions he received.

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13 Things You Should Know About Taxes and Federal Retirement

Filed in News by on January 28, 2016 Comments

Tax time is closer than you think. Here are 13 things you should know about taxes and your federal retirement.

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How to Get the Most Money From Your TSP Matching Contributions

Filed in News by on January 10, 2016 Comments

Are you a highly compensated FERS employee who contributes the maximum to the TSP each year? Don’t risk losing any of the government’s matching contributions by maxing out your TSP before the end of the year.

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Front-Loading Your TSP

Filed in News by on January 4, 2016 Comments

Are you planning to retire in 2016? You may want to consider front-loading your TSP. The author explains the benefits of this strategy.

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