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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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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The 7 Biggest Risks to Federal Retirees

By on June 8, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The 7 Biggest Risks to Federal Retirees

The author outlines seven areas on which to focus as part of your retirement planning process.

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From Dream to Reality: How to Define and Design Your Federal Retirement

By on April 13, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
From Dream to Reality: How to Define and Design Your Federal Retirement

Having a plan is crucial for a successful retirement. The author provides some ideas on how to start the planning process.

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The Four Motivations Behind Every Retirement Decision

By on February 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Four Motivations Behind Every Retirement Decision

The author says there are four motivations that drive our retirement decisions, and if too many of them go unaddressed, it can create a less secure financial future.

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