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Planning for Retirement as an Author and Freelancer

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Retirement might be on the horizon—or a laughable proposition—for your future self. Regardless, it’s critical that authors and other creatives lay the proper groundwork to ensure they are able to enjoy a full and stable life in retirement. Luckily, you have options to take control over your financial future despite the variable income and the unpredictability of getting paid to write. Join our Planning for Retirement webinar to learn more, including:

  • Strategies for setting money aside for retirement when you earn variable income.
  • How you could take advantage of any employer-offered retirement accounts or fund another tax-advantaged account.
  • Ways to determine how much will be enough.


Ben Henry-Moreland, CFP®, EA is the founder of Freelance Financial Planning and Senior Financial Planning Nerd at A former professional musician, Ben specializes in helping self-employed people build financial security so they can do what’s important to them. He also researches and writes about financial planning from an advisor’s perspective at, a website dedicated to advancing the financial advice profession. A native of Minnesota, Ben is now located in Omaha, Nebraska, with his family where he can most likely be found playing music or competing in trivia leagues.

Anna N’Jie-Konte, MBA, CFP® is a proud Puerto Rican, Gambian-American entrepreneur who is committed to showing women of color what is possible. Anna spent eight years working in wealth management advising ultra-high net worth families ($5 million + net worth) how to grow and secure their wealth for generations to come. She left corporate America in the hopes of giving women like her- black women, Latinas, daughters of immigrants who were brave enough to become entrepreneurs the blueprint to leverage their businesses and build family-changing wealth. Her biggest goal is to create 10,000 multimillionaires in order to shift the inequitable dynamics of our society and to give women of color the agency they deserve but has been robbed from them by scarcity and the systemic inaccessibility of information. Anna is among a small but elite group of BIPOC Certified Financial Planner certificants who are trained to give comprehensive, holistic financial advice. She has won Investment News’s “Top 100 Influential Financial Advisors” twice and has been featured in well-known publications such as Bloomberg, CNBC, VICE News, The New York Times, Financial Planning, RIA Intel, Think Advisor, and Next Advisor. Photo Credit: Abdullah J. Konte

Douglas A. Boneparth, CFP® is the president and founder of Bone Fide Wealth, a Manhattan based wealth management firm specializing in Millennials and young professionals. Douglas has been named one of the most influential financial advisors in the country by Investopedia for the past four years. He currently sits on CNBC’s Financial Advisor Council and is the co-author of The Millennial Money Fix (Career Press 2017).

Erin Lowry is the author of the three-part Broke Millennial series, including: Broke Millennial, Broke Millennial Takes On Investing and Broke Millennial Talks Money: Scripts, Stories and Advice to Navigate Awkward Financial Conversations. Erin’s been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and The Rachael Ray Show. She has written for The New York Times, USA Today, and Bloomberg Opinion.