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: Are Employers Required to Match 401(k) Contributions?

Ask Bob: Are Employers Required to Match 401(k) Contributions?

Companies aren't forced to match workers' 401(k) contributions, but it's a great investment, says adviser Dennis Markway.

Retirement Resources: Best Places to Live and Work in Retirement

Retirement Resources: Best Places to Live and Work in Retirement

Where to live, what to do: Here's a group of terrific references on getting ready for and living in retirement.

Ask Bob: How Can I Maximize My Social Security Benefits?

Ask Bob: How Can I Maximize My Social Security Benefits?

When you were born, when your spouse claims Social Security, and more affect your benefits.

The Truth About Annuities and Retirement

The Truth About Annuities and Retirement

Annuities get a bad rap, but some are the right solution for retirement savings dilemmas.

Tip of the Week: Check Your 1099-R

Tip of the Week: Check Your 1099-R

Don't overlook the form used to report the distribution of retirement benefits.

Ask Bob: Why Aren't I Eligible for My Deceased Husband's Benefits?

Ask Bob: Why Aren't I Eligible for My Deceased Husband's Benefits?

A reader wonders why she can't claim her deceased husband's Social Security.

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. Watch the video.

Ask Bob: Calculating Monthly Income; Trust Fee Deductions

Ask Bob: Calculating Monthly Income; Trust Fee Deductions

A reader wonders how best to estimate monthly income from retirement accounts given the 4% rule and required minimum withdrawals.

Review Your Retirement Accounts for the New Year

Review Your Retirement Accounts for the New Year

Retirment assets account for about a third of all financial assets in the U.S. so it's a good time to review yours.

Can My Wife Change Her Social Security Claim?

Can My Wife Change Her Social Security Claim?

Can a spouse change their Social Security claim after they've retired?