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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What Taxes Will Federal Employees Have in Retirement?

By on December 10, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What Taxes Will Federal Employees Have in Retirement?

What taxes can federal employees expect to pay after they retire from federal service?

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Inflation and its Impact on your Federal Retirement

By on November 13, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Inflation and its Impact on your Federal Retirement

Federal retirees receive COLAs on their annuities to help offset inflation, but are there any similar options with your TSP account?

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Federal Employees Are Lucky

By on September 19, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Are Lucky

The author says that although federal employees may not think of themselves as lucky, they have plenty for which to be thankful.

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The FERS Earnings Test

By on August 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The FERS Earnings Test

Are you planning to retire before full Social Security retirement age? Be aware of these earnings tests under FERS.

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Your Retirement Income: Will WEP be Repealed?

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Your Retirement Income: Will WEP be Repealed?

Another bill has been introduced to eliminate the WEP. What are the chances of this provision actually being repealed?

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When is the Best Date to Take SSA’s Early Out Retirement Offer?

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When is the Best Date to Take SSA’s Early Out Retirement Offer?

SSA is offering some of its employees an “early out” on retirement. The author explains the best dates for these employees to plan their retirement.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath

By on February 27, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Don’t Hold Your Breath

The author says that while a couple of bills that would boost federal retirement benefits are welcome news, they are unlikely to become law.

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How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

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How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

What tax related documents do you need to keep, and for how long do you need to keep them? These are some guidelines for tax purposes.

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A Lack of Financial Planning Leads to Unpleasant Consequences

By on January 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A Lack of Financial Planning Leads to Unpleasant Consequences

The author says the partial government shutdown is a reminder for federal employees to always be prepared with emergency savings to get through tough times.

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Military Deposits and Your Annuity

By on December 10, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Military Deposits and Your Annuity

How do military deposits affect FERS and CSRS retirement calculations? Here is an overview.

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