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: Changes to Employer's 401(K) Match

Ask Bob: Changes to Employer's 401(K) Match

A reader asks about changes to their 401(k) match, and it looks like the employer might be structuring benefits in a different way.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (March 18 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (March 18 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: An ETF that focuses on rebound potential, and an ETF that seeks long-term growth of capital.

Ask Bob: In-Home Healthcare Support and Taxes

Ask Bob: In-Home Healthcare Support and Taxes

A reader asks about taxes on income from in-home healthcare support.

Ask Bob: How Are Index Annuity Earnings Taxed?

Ask Bob: How Are Index Annuity Earnings Taxed?

A reader wants to know how the earnings on a 10-year index annuity will be taxed upon maturity.

Ask Bob: Taxes on Disability Settlements and Social Security

Ask Bob: Taxes on Disability Settlements and Social Security

A reader asks about why their disabled mother might have a hefty tax bill.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (March 12 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (March 12 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: A short-duration income ETF and two ETFs that would focus on U.S. stocks and would not charge a management fee for at least one year.

New Retirement Research (March 11, 2019)

New Retirement Research (March 11, 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into how we pay off our credit cards, abuse in nursing homes, and long-term care.

You're Never Too Young to Save for Retirement

You're Never Too Young to Save for Retirement

Robert Powell's got a very doable list of ways to up your retirement savings, even if you think you're too young -- or that it's too late.

Ask Bob: Why the Medicare Penalty for Life?

Ask Bob: Why the Medicare Penalty for Life?

Some people end up having to pay a Part B late enrollment penalty, so it pays to know the deadlines and enrollment periods.

How to Use the New Tax Law to Cut Your Tax Bill

How to Use the New Tax Law to Cut Your Tax Bill

Robert Powell outlines opportunities for those saving for retirement to cut their tax bill this year and in years to come.