Robert Powell is longtime financial journalist and a regular contributor to TheStreet 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; 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 and is currently enrolled in the Boston University Program for Financial Planners, a CFP Board-registered program.
Recent Articles By The Author
3 'Non-Traditional' Higher-Yielding Securities to Consider
Private market credit, peer-to-peer lending and senior loans have similar risk profiles to traditional fixed-income securities.
Court Ruling Puts Fiduciary Rule -- and Retirement Investors -- in Limbo
Regardless of what the courts or Labor Department do about the fiduciary rule, retirement investors need to make sure their financial adviser delivers the best advice.
Strategies to Get the Most From Social Security Spousal Benefits
Ask Bob Powell: A reader wants to know if his wife can draw spousal benefits when she reaches full retirement age.
8 Great Ideas for Income Seekers, Including an MLP With a Twist
Consider these securities for your portfolio in a rising interest rate environment.
Great Retirement Gifts: Bucket Lists, Travel Journals, Even a Treadmill
What do you give the person who's done with the 9-to-5? Here are some thoughtful, fun, enriching retirement gift ideas.