Your Federal Life — Feb. 14, 2024

People entering the workforce, say, joining the government at young age, hear the advice. Start saving now for retirement. Make sure you max out your Thrift Savings Plan contributions and get the full government match. It’s sound advice as far as it goes. But my next guest cautions: Don’t plow every possible dollar into the TSP to the neglect of other important financial obligations. Certified financial planner Art Stein of Arthur Stein Financial joins me now.

Plus, it’s not every day the Veterans Affairs Department comes up with a new insurance program. In fact, last year was the first time in 50 years. For a progress report and what it took to launch it, I spoke with the executive director of the insurance service at the Veterans Benefits Administration, Dan Keenaghan.