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

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Aug. 21 2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Aug. 21 2018)

The following are new investments that those saving and or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. We've included commentary from advisers about the investments, as well.

Ask Bob: Looking for Investments That are Safe and Liquid

Ask Bob: Looking for Investments That are Safe and Liquid

A reader is looking for investment options that are better than a 1.5% money market rate, but are still liquid -- and safe.

New Retirement Research (Aug. 20 2018)

New Retirement Research (Aug. 20 2018)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research on the effectiveness of financial planners, Wikipedia searches and stock returns, and even the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Investing For Retirement: Are Dividends a Death Trap?

Investing For Retirement: Are Dividends a Death Trap?

Lee Munson says stick to total return -- but you can include solid asset classes that happen to pay out big dividends.

Ask Bob: Calculating the Best Time to Claim Social Security Benefits

Ask Bob: Calculating the Best Time to Claim Social Security Benefits

A reader wants to know the best strategy for filing for Social Security benefits for he and his wife.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Aug. 14 2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Aug. 14 2018)

The following are new investments that those saving and or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. We've included commentary from advisers about the investments, as well.

Ask Bob: Should I Use My RMD to Pay Off My Mortgage?

Ask Bob: Should I Use My RMD to Pay Off My Mortgage?

A reader, still working, wants to know if they should use their required minimum distribution to pay off the mortgage.

New Retirement Research (August 13 2018)

New Retirement Research (August 13 2018)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research on how people can avoid becoming victims of financial crimes, and regulatory strategies for robo-advisers.

Ask Bob: IRA Distributions and Tax Issues

Ask Bob: IRA Distributions and Tax Issues

A reader wants to know about IRA withdrawals, required minimum distributions and tax implications.

Investing For Retirement: 3 Funds Worth a Closer Look

Investing For Retirement: 3 Funds Worth a Closer Look

Here are some pros and cons of three closed-end funds for income investors.