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

There's No Such Thing as a 'Free' Genetic Test

There's No Such Thing as a 'Free' Genetic Test

Don't share your info with anyone who offers to give you a "free" genetic screening or to send you a DNA testing kit by mail.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Oct. 15 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Oct. 15 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: an actively managed ultra-short bond exchange-traded fund.

Ask Bob: Rollover from IRA or 401(k) to an HSA

Ask Bob: Rollover from IRA or 401(k) to an HSA

A reader asks about rollovers from IRAs or 401(k)s into a health savings account.

New Retirement Research (Oct. 14 2019)

New Retirement Research (Oct. 14 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into cognitive impairment and healthy aging, home-based physical therapy, and telehealth and medicare.

Don't Worry Too Much About the Future of Medicare

Don't Worry Too Much About the Future of Medicare

The Medicare Part B premium is expected to rise to $144.30 in 2020, but the program won't become 'insolvent.'

Turning 65 This Year? Here's the Countdown to Medicare

Turning 65 This Year? Here's the Countdown to Medicare

Are you turning 65 this year? Then you better start thinking about enrolling in Medicare. But when should you enroll?

Ask Bob: Making the Most of the Restricted Application Strategy

Ask Bob: Making the Most of the Restricted Application Strategy

A reader asks for an explanation of Social Security's restricted application process and spousal benefits.

How Retirement Investors Can Invest in Private Companies

How Retirement Investors Can Invest in Private Companies

The CEO of Netcapital shared exclusive advice for investors heading into retirement.

How to Protect Your Retirement Savings in This Volatile Market

How to Protect Your Retirement Savings in This Volatile Market

Most investors, and especially those on retirement's doorstep, are anxious about the market right now. Here are some solid strategies from the best advisers.

Ask Bob: Contributing to a SIMPLE IRA and to a Roth IRA

Ask Bob: Contributing to a SIMPLE IRA and to a Roth IRA

For Roth IRA contributions, the key figure is modified adjusted gross income, or MAGI.