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

Tip of the Week: Planning for Medicare -- Countdown to 65

Tip of the Week: Planning for Medicare -- Countdown to 65

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

New Retirement Research (June 17 2019)

New Retirement Research (June 17 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into how beliefs about future stock returns affect investing choices, declining wealth among veterans, and investor sophistication and target-date fund investing.

Here's the Biggest Asset Millennials Have for Saving Money

Here's the Biggest Asset Millennials Have for Saving Money

Millennials, 401k's and retirement.

Ask Bob: IRA Checking Accounts and Using PayPal for Donations

Ask Bob: IRA Checking Accounts and Using PayPal for Donations

A reader asks about whether using PayPal could work for a qualified charitable distribution.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 11 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 11 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: Exchange-traded notes linked to the Solactive MicroSectors US Big Banks Index.

Ask Bob: How Much Money Will I Need in Retirement?

Ask Bob: How Much Money Will I Need in Retirement?

A reader is getting many different answers to their question about how much money they'll need for a comfortable retirement. It's a hard question.

New Retirement Research (June 10 2019)

New Retirement Research (June 10 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into pension funds, dental care, and how technology can help maintain health and quality of life.

Ask Bob: Social Security and Spousal Benefits

Ask Bob: Social Security and Spousal Benefits

A reader wants to know about changes to benefits when a spouse dies.

New Retirement Research (June 4 2019)

New Retirement Research (June 4 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into savings targets for Medicare premiums, the student loan debt threat, and coping with retirement system shortfalls.

How to Know if Variable Annuities Are a Good Idea for You

How to Know if Variable Annuities Are a Good Idea for You

Is your financial adviser talking to you about buying a variable annuity? Should they be?