John Grobe

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.

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Reform, Retirement and Hot Air: Will Boomer Retirements Create a Crisis?

By on October 31, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

All of the baby boomers will be long retired before we have a solution to this crisis that is supposedly going to be brought about by their retirement. Perhaps agencies should be looking seriously at a career development program that can be implemented at a local level and that does not require an Act of Congress.

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The Government Pension Offset

By on October 11, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision can impact your retirement income. This article briefly explains how the GPO may impact a federal retiree.

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Should Employees be Automatically Enrolled in the TSP?

By on October 1, 2007 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Should new employees be automatically enrolled in the Thrift Savings Plan? Author John Grobe asked the question and here are the answers that readers sent to him.

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The Windfall Elimination Provision and CSRS Offset Retirees

By on September 26, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

How does the Windfall Elimination Provision apply to CSRS Offset Employees? The author explains in this short article.

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Windfall Elimination and Your Retirement Future

By on September 26, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) may impact your retirement income. Here is an explanation of the WEP and how it may impact you.

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CSRS Employees: How to Help Make Up for Lost Time Before Retirement

By on September 19, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

If you are getting closer to retirement, the time you may have lost in saving cannot be found again. There are a couple of steps you can take to catch-up and have a more comfortable retirement future.

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"Public Sector Workers Saving Less"

By on September 12, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

Public sector employees are saving less for retirement than those in the private sector. Here are some probable reasons for the disparity.

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Should You Get a Survivor Annuity or Purchase Life Insurance?

By on August 20, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

Many contemplating retirement wonder if they should purchase a survivor annuity or purchase life insurance. Here are several considerations you should contemplate when making this decision.

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Got $102,300?

By on August 17, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The Social Security earning ceiling is going up by $4,800 over this years limit. If you make more than the ceiling, you will get a raise of 6.2%.

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Applying for a Promotion or New Job? Don't Make These Mistakes on Your Resume!

By on August 8, 2007 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Most people have to write a resume at one time or another. How you present yourself on paper can make the difference between getting a new job or promotion and not being seriously considered. Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid in writing your resume.

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