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 Much Could You Have in Your TSP at Retirement?

By on June 11, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Could You Have in Your TSP at Retirement?

How much money should you have in your TSP when you reach retirement to live comfortably? Calculators on the TSP website can help address this question.

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What Effect Will a TSP Loan Have on My Ability to Withdraw Funds After I Retire?

By on June 8, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Effect Will a TSP Loan Have on My Ability to Withdraw Funds After I Retire?

I will be retiring at the end of this year and I have a TSP loan. What effect will this have on my ability to withdraw funds from my TSP once I retire?

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Should I Retire Now to Take the Supplemental Payment?

By on June 5, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Should I Retire Now to Take the Supplemental Payment?

I meet requirements for immediate retirement from Federal service. One thing I don’t want to lose is the supplemental payment until 62. Should I retire now?

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Can I Withdraw From My TSP to Purchase an Annuity?

By on May 22, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Withdraw From My TSP to Purchase an Annuity?

Can I take a certain percentage out of my traditional TSP (all G fund) for two years, and then purchase an annuity?

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Watch Out for this Medicare Part B Trap

By on May 9, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Watch Out for this Medicare Part B Trap

If your income is high enough, your Medicare Part B premiums could potentially triple. The author explains what to watch for.

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What Happens to My Benefits If I Leave Federal Service and Then Return in the Future?

By on April 29, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
What Happens to My Benefits If I Leave Federal Service and Then Return in the Future?

I’m considering leaving federal service, however, I’m wondering what would happen to my benefits if I ended up coming back in the future?

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How to Cut Your Tax Bill on Your Federal Retirement Income

By on April 23, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Cut Your Tax Bill on Your Federal Retirement Income

Most of us don’t like paying taxes, but we have to. The author provides some tips on how you can save on taxes levied on your federal retirement benefits.

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Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

By on April 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

As part of National Social Security Month, the Social Security Administration is providing various activities to make the public more aware of the benefits of Social Security.

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How Can You Monitor Legislation That Affects Your Federal Career?

By on April 12, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
How Can You Monitor Legislation That Affects Your Federal Career?

What’s the best way to keep up with legislation that can impact your pay and benefits? The author provides a suggestion.

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Are Federal Agencies Required to Offer Retirement Seminars?

By on March 31, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Are Federal Agencies Required to Offer Retirement Seminars?

Are federal agencies required to offer retirement training seminars to their employees?

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