Barbara Whelehan

Assistant managing editor/retirement, investing and taxes
Barbara Whelehan

Barbara Mlotek Whelehan is an assistant managing editor at She has been covering personal finance topics for 15-plus years. During her seven-year tenure as senior editor of Mutual Funds Magazine, she interviewed hundreds of portfolio managers as well as financial planners, analysts and top-level corporate management of major fund firms.

She wrote several cover stories, including two which garnered awards from the Florida Magazine Association in 1996 and 1997. Prior to joining Mutual Funds Magazine, she served as managing editor of Delta SKY Magazine.

Barbara Whelehan joined the editorial team in October 2003 and currently edits stories related to investing, college finance, retirement and taxes, as well as other personal finance topics. She contributes to Bankrate's Retirement blog and tweets on retirement issues.

Barbara earned a Master's Degree in journalism from the University of Illinois. More recently, she received a Certificate of Specialization in Financial Planning from Nova Southeastern University's School of Business and Entrepreneurship. In 2011, she completed Morningstar's Stock Investor Training course.