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

Investing For Retirement: Think Total Return, Not Just Dividends

Investing For Retirement: Think Total Return, Not Just Dividends

Financial advisers are now saying investors should be focused more on total return rather than just dividends and interest income.

Tip of the Week: What to Know About Traveling and Medicare

Tip of the Week: What to Know About Traveling and Medicare

Getting ready for some summer travel? You might need to review Medicare coverage outside the U.S. for yourself or someone you care about.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 19 2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 19 2018)

Here are some new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios, including equity funds designed to assess the environmental and social effects of their investments.

Retirement Resources: Great Summer Reads on Investing, Social Security, Medicare

Retirement Resources: Great Summer Reads on Investing, Social Security, Medicare

Here's your summer reading list of great books on virtually every aspect of investing for and living in retirement.

Ask Bob: How Do I Know if Social Security Got My Benefit Right?

Ask Bob: How Do I Know if Social Security Got My Benefit Right?

A reader wants to know how Social Security calculated her benefit amount, and if it's correct.

Ask Bob: How the WEP and GPO Impact Social Security

Ask Bob: How the WEP and GPO Impact Social Security

A reader wants to know more about how government pensions affect Social Security benefits.

New Retirement Research (June 18 2018)

New Retirement Research (June 18 2018)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research on earnings and employment data for Social Security, Social Security's solvency, states' pension programs and more.

Ask Bob: How Do We Maximize Our Social Security Benefits?

Ask Bob: How Do We Maximize Our Social Security Benefits?

Financial planner Joe Elsasser reviews the many factors that go into getting the most out of Social Security for a married couple.

Ask Bob: Is a Line of Credit or a Reverse Mortgage Better?

Ask Bob: Is a Line of Credit or a Reverse Mortgage Better?

A reader wants to know what's the best strategy for his parents to cope with a short-term income shortfall, a reverse mortgage or a line of credit.

There's Nothing Funny About Guardianship

There's Nothing Funny About Guardianship

Late-night TV host John Oliver takes on the serious topic of guardianship. We'll round it out. No joking.