Tom Walker

Tom Walker is a Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant and founder of Walker Capital Preservation Group, Inc. He believes strongly in empowering today's federal employees through benefits education at retirement workshops and through featured publications. He has compiled many greatly informative resources at his website, www.WalkerCPG.com and WalkerCPG Facebook page.

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Surviving Spouse Benefit: What Kind of Income Would Your Spouse Like?

By on August 28, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Surviving Spouse Benefit: What Kind of Income Would Your Spouse Like?

The author says that federal retirees can wind up paying more taxes than they have to due to misunderstanding available survivor benefit options.

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TSP G Fund: ‘Safe’ Is Not ‘Without Risk’

By on July 28, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP G Fund: ‘Safe’ Is Not ‘Without Risk’

The G Fund is considered the safest of the TSP funds, but being “safe” does not mean there are no risks of losing money.

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Your Thrift Spending Plan: Retirement Income Strategies

By on March 12, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Your Thrift Spending Plan: Retirement Income Strategies

When you reach retirement, you need to plan for how much you can withdraw and spend from your nest egg. The author discusses two strategies.

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Market Volatility and Sequence of Returns Risk

By on February 2, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Market Volatility and Sequence of Returns Risk

Are you familiar with Sequence of Returns Risk? It can have a significant impact on your financial plan as you near retirement.

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Pros and Cons of the (Antiquated) TSP Annuity

By on November 13, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Pros and Cons of the (Antiquated) TSP Annuity

The TSP offers an annuity to guarantee income for life, but the author says it is an antiquated when compared with more flexible ones available elsewhere.

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Taxes Are Temporarily ‘On Sale’ – Are You Taking Advantage?

By on July 30, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Taxes Are Temporarily ‘On Sale’ – Are You Taking Advantage?

With federal spending rising, future individual tax rates are expected to be higher. The author describes options for offsetting this potential tax burden.

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Maximized Pension vs Survivor Protection: A Fresh Take on an Age Old Debate

By on December 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Maximized Pension vs Survivor Protection: A Fresh Take on an Age Old Debate

Is the Surviving Spouse Benefit a good buy for federal employees? Here are some considerations.

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The Decisive Decade: The 10-Years That Will Shape Your Retirement

By on October 26, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Decisive Decade: The 10-Years That Will Shape Your Retirement

There is a span of roughly 10 years that largely determines the sustainability of your lifestyle throughout your retirement. Here are tips on how to make the most of the two planning phases that comprise this time period.

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Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

By on July 31, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

Federal employees are understandably concerned about recent proposals to cut their pay and benefits, however, the author points out that there are still plenty of reasons to remain positive.

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Timing the FEGLI: When It’s Best To Be Part of and Stand Out From the Masses

By on June 28, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Timing the FEGLI: When It’s Best To Be Part of and Stand Out From the Masses

Life insurance through FEGLI is a benefit available to federal employees. The author lists some of the pros and cons of this program.

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