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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Aging Gracefully: A Look at Today’s LTC Solutions

June 25, 2020 9:04 AM
Aging Gracefully: A Look at Today’s LTC Solutions

Long-term care costs can quickly devour your retirement nest egg. These are some alternative strategies for addressing LTC needs later in life.

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The Roth TSP and Other Forms of ‘Tax Insurance’

January 30, 2020 10:41 AM
The Roth TSP and Other Forms of ‘Tax Insurance’

The author says taxes could rise in the future, making traditional tax planning strategies less effective.

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

August 28, 2019 5:24 PM
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’

July 28, 2019 10:13 AM
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

March 12, 2019 3:21 PM
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

February 2, 2019 1:54 PM
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

November 13, 2018 3:32 PM
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?

July 30, 2018 3:44 PM
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

December 12, 2017 3:14 PM
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

October 26, 2017 3:06 PM
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.

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