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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The 7 Biggest Risks to Federal Retirees

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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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The Three P’s of ‘Pre-tirement’ Planning: Project, Protect, and Perfect

By on January 29, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Three P’s of ‘Pre-tirement’ Planning: Project, Protect, and Perfect

These three points are critical in helping you develop a successful retirement plan for life after your federal career.

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Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

By on January 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

For many people, the new year represents a fresh start. The author provides some suggestions on how to develop long lasting financial goals to put you on a path towards a comfortable retirement.

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National DEAF-icit: Debt, Taxes, and Your Retirement

By on December 8, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
National DEAF-icit: Debt, Taxes, and Your Retirement

The author says that taxes are likely to be higher in the future when current federal employees are at or nearing retirement. He outlines some options available to federal workers to help offset future tax burdens.

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5 Financial Pillars for Young Federal Employees to Build Upon

By on October 26, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
5 Financial Pillars for Young Federal Employees to Build Upon

The earlier you start saving for retirement, the better off you will be financially when you finally get there. Here are some tips for younger federal employees to help them build a stronger financial base for the future.

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Debt Ceiling Looms… Again

By on October 11, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Debt Ceiling Looms… Again

Borrowing money has become commonplace for the federal government to fund its operations. What is this likely to mean for future tax rates? The author provides an analysis.

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FERS 3-Legged Stool vs FERS Recliner: Where Will You Sit?

By on August 24, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS 3-Legged Stool vs FERS Recliner: Where Will You Sit?

The author outlines key components of the FERS system you will need to have a successful retirement.

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10 Critical Coordinates for Navigating FERS Retirement (Part 3)

By on August 3, 2016 in Retirement with 52 Comments
10 Critical Coordinates for Navigating FERS Retirement (Part 3)

Are you taking full advantage of the benefits available to you as a federal employee under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)? In his final article in this three part series, the author discusses actions federal employees in the FERS system should take to best utilize the benefits available to them to prepare for a successful retirement.

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