Articles by David R. Wheeler, Ph.D.

A journalism professor at the University of Tampa, David writes frequently for high-profile news outlets such as CNN, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. When he’s not teaching, he enjoys traveling the world, writing about everything from the print-to-digital transition in Gutenberg’s hometown to scenic bike rides in the Tuscan countryside. Having built a successful teaching and writing career, he’s eager to share tips on the freelancing life with other creative entrepreneurs.

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Few occupations suffered more than the journalism profession during the Great Recession and its aftermath. However, now that the economy has stabilized, it’s time for freelancers to focus like a laser beam on retirement savings. Recently, I spoke with two financial planning experts about how U.S.-based freelancers can start building their retirement accounts.