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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"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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Do You Have an Estate Plan?

By on August 3, 2007 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Estate planning is something that most of us intend to do but few of us get around to actually doing it. Perhaps this will give you an incentive to get around to it.

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Dance to the Music

By on August 2, 2007 in Current Events with 0 Comments

This years trustee’s report indicated that Social Security would become insolvent in 2041, with Medicare hitting insolvency in 2019. Should we cut benefits, raise taxes, raise the retirement age or just ignore it?

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Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

By on July 24, 2007 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Many federal employees use a financial advisor when planning for retirement. That can be a good idea and may help you have a more secure retirement in your future. But be wary in selecting an advisor. Here are some tips on what to look out for.

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How Much Income Do You Need in Retirement? It Depends

By on July 18, 2007 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

How much income will you need during retirement? A lot depends on your preferences, your lifestyle and financial decisions you have made prior to retiring.

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How Much Money Will I Receive in Retirement?

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

How much income will you receive after you retire? How much can you withdraw from your retirement accounts so that you will not outlive your retirement savings?

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