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

Think More About Taxes and Expenses Before You Retire

Think More About Taxes and Expenses Before You Retire

Most folks planning for retirement, or just dreaming about it, tend to think more about what they'll do for fun than about how they'll pay for it.

Income Investing: Diversify with Global Fixed Income

Income Investing: Diversify with Global Fixed Income

In the current low-yield environment, retirees seeking high-yield investments might be better served thinking about a total return approach rather than current income.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (April 23, 2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (April 23, 2018)

Here are some new investments and related products that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios.

Worried About an Inverted Yield Curve? Diversify Your Income Sources

Worried About an Inverted Yield Curve? Diversify Your Income Sources

Strike a balance when investing in fixed income.

What General Electric Shareholders Should Do Now

What General Electric Shareholders Should Do Now

Investors who have counted on GE's quarterly dividend for income should rethink their reason for owning GE. Here are some alternatives.

Ideas for Income: Investment-Grade Corporates, Floating-Rate Notes, TIPS

Ideas for Income: Investment-Grade Corporates, Floating-Rate Notes, TIPS

Investors need to balance their need for yield with the threat of continued rising rates and the sensitivity their assets might have to them.

Ask Bob: Can I Claim 2 Survivor Benefits and Then my Own Social Security?

Ask Bob: Can I Claim 2 Survivor Benefits and Then my Own Social Security?

A reader's looking for the optimal Social Security claiming strategy for his father.

Ask Bob: Should I Buy a Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contract?

Ask Bob: Should I Buy a Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contract?

If you don't have a pension, consider what's best for you: QLACs, and SPIAs, and managed payout mutual funds? Oh, my.

Worried About Rates and Bond Risk? Here Are Some Income Options

Worried About Rates and Bond Risk? Here Are Some Income Options

Options for ETFs that hold short-term Treasury bills and floating rate investment-grade bonds as well as other strategies.

You Need to Know the Truth About Your Financial Adviser

You Need to Know the Truth About Your Financial Adviser

Your adviser may know about facts you, but what do you need to know about your adviser?