Robert Powell

Robert Powell, Editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily, is longtime financial journalist, and a regular contributor to TheStreet, Income Seeker and USA Today. He also serves as editor of the Retirement Management Journal, a peer-reviewed professional journal and program/curriculum director of the online Retirement Management Analyst program at Salem State University. Previously, he served as editor of Retirement Weekly; was managing director of Dalbar, a mutual fund research and publishing concern; and managing director of Acadient, an online financial education company. He has written about personal finance, investments, and retirement since 1986.

Recent Articles By The Author

Ask Bob: Inheriting a Spouse's Roth IRA

Ask Bob: Inheriting a Spouse's Roth IRA

RMDs from Roth IRAs can be complicated because of distribution and special spousal rules.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 21 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 21 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: a new ETF from John Hancock.

Why Your Personality Can Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

Why Your Personality Can Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

Find out how your personality can affect your portfolio withdrawal rate.

Ask Bob: Social Security and Survivor Benefits

Ask Bob: Social Security and Survivor Benefits

A reader wants to know about collecting survivor benefits while waiting for her own benefits to increase.

Self-Employed? Here's How to Save Up to $62,000 a Year for Retirement

Self-Employed? Here's How to Save Up to $62,000 a Year for Retirement

If you're self-employed, here's how you can sock away up to $62,000 per year in your nest egg.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 14 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 14 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: a new ETF focused on companies that get their revenue from genomics related business operations.

New Retirement Research (May 13 2019)

New Retirement Research (May 13 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research heuristic decision-making, Social Security and Medicare reports, and home healthcare.

Ask Bob: Going From Disability Benefits Back to Work

Ask Bob: Going From Disability Benefits Back to Work

A reader asks about the process Social Security uses to determine the impact of employment on disability benefits.

Do Gold ETFs Belong in Your Retirement Planning?

Do Gold ETFs Belong in Your Retirement Planning?

Considering Gold or Oil ETFs for your retirement planning? Listen to the podcast for advice from Rob Isbitts, chief investment strategist for Sungarden Investment Research.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 7 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 7 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: A new ETF for investors interested in socially conscious companies.