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: What's the Retirement Earnings Test?

Ask Bob: What's the Retirement Earnings Test?

A reader asks for insight on the retirement earnings test. Social Security wants to know if you are truly retired.

How to Plan for Long-Term Care Costs

How to Plan for Long-Term Care Costs

Better to get this in your budget sooner than later. Watch the video for retirement advice.

Required Minimum Distributions: When and How to Take Them

Required Minimum Distributions: When and How to Take Them

Adviser Marguerita Cheng details the ins and outs of required minimum distributions, how to avoid penalties, manage QCDs and more.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (July 16 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (July 16 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: an ETF that specializes in net lease properties.

How to Manage Your Roth 401(k) at Work

How to Manage Your Roth 401(k) at Work

Robert Powell talks about converting money to a Roth account and creating tax-efficient retirement income.

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.

New Retirement Research (July 15 2019)

New Retirement Research (July 15 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into IRAs and the IRS, and AARP's prescription price watch report.

Long-Term Care and What It Means for Your Retirement

Long-Term Care and What It Means for Your Retirement

How well do you understand your options for long-term care in retirement? TheStreet's Mr. Retirement, Robert Powell breaks it down.

What Medicare Won't Cover During Your Retirement

What Medicare Won't Cover During Your Retirement

There are limitations on what Medicare pays. Don't be surprised.

Retirement's Dirty Little Secret That Impacts Mostly Women

Retirement's Dirty Little Secret That Impacts Mostly Women

Unpaid caregivers such as family, friends, and neighbors make many sacrifices .. what you need to know.