John Grobe

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John Grobe is President of Federal Career Experts, a firm that provides pre-retirement training and seminars to a wide variety of federal agencies. FCE’s instructors are all retired federal retirement specialists who educate class participants on the ins and outs of federal retirement and benefits; there is never an attempt to influence participants to invest a certain way, or to purchase any financial products. John and FCE specialize in retirement for special category employees, such as law enforcement officers.

The Best Date to Retire in 2011

Many people are curious about the best day to retire in 2011. Well, the best day to retire in 2011 is the same as it was in 2010; that is December 31st. This is especially important for those who are planning on receiving a large annual leave payment, as the leave year ends on December 31, 2011 and anyone who retires after that date will lose any excess use-or-lose leave they have accrued.

The Financial Impact of a Salary Freeze or Retirement Computation Change On Your Future Income

This article quantifies some of the changes that have been proposed to the federal retirement system. How much would a pay freeze impact your future income? How much of an impact would you see if the “high three” were changed to a “high five?” Here are examples of how you may be impacted.

Your TSP: Roll it or Leave It?

When you retire, you will be faced with many choices as to what to do with your Thrift Savings Plan investments. If a financial advisor is suggesting that you roll your money into an IRA, ask why. Is it because the IRA is really a better investment, or is it that he/she will earn a fee from the transaction?

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