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: Why Mr. Retirement Was Drawn to Covering Retirement

Ask Bob: Why Mr. Retirement Was Drawn to Covering Retirement

Robert Powell, editor of Retirement Daily, explains why he was drawn to covering retirement.

Ask Bob: How Social Security Benefits Are Recalculated When You Keep Working

Ask Bob: How Social Security Benefits Are Recalculated When You Keep Working

Good news for this reader. The Social Security Administration will contact you in writing if there has been a change in your benefit calculation.

Ask Bob: Bipartisan Budget Act Made Big Changes to Social Security's Rules

Ask Bob: Bipartisan Budget Act Made Big Changes to Social Security's Rules

A reader wants to know about spousal benefits, but adviser Mike O'Connor says folks need to understand changes to claiming rules.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Dec. 4 2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Dec. 4 2018)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: Prudential's PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF.

New Retirement Research (Dec. 3, 2018)

New Retirement Research (Dec. 3, 2018)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into machine learning, prediabetes and whether it's time to raise the Social Security retirement age.

Open Enrollment for Medicare: Changes You Need to Know About

Open Enrollment for Medicare: Changes You Need to Know About

It's open enrollment season for Medicare. Here's what you need to know about changes, especially with Medicare Advantage plans.

Ask Bob: Calculating the Best Strategy for Claiming Social Security

Ask Bob: Calculating the Best Strategy for Claiming Social Security

A reader wants to know when is the best time for spouses to claim Social Security benefits. It can be complex.

Ask Bob: Real Estate Deals and Your Social Security

Ask Bob: Real Estate Deals and Your Social Security

A reader asks if selling a piece of real estate will affect their Social Security benefits.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Nov. 27 2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Nov. 27 2018)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: A multifactor emerging markets ETF and a leveraged preferred stock ETN.

What You Need to Know About Investing in Closed-End Funds

What You Need to Know About Investing in Closed-End Funds

Robert Powell talks to Jeffrey Levine about the unique advantages and disadvantages to closed-end funds.