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

How to Know if Variable Annuities Are a Good Idea for You

How to Know if Variable Annuities Are a Good Idea for You

Is your financial adviser talking to you about buying a variable annuity? Should they be?

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 3 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 3 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: Two new entries in the JP Morgan group of "betabuilder" ETFS.

Create a Tax-Efficient Withdrawal Strategy for Retirement Account

Create a Tax-Efficient Withdrawal Strategy for Retirement Account

Retirement expert Michael Kitces has four simple steps to build a tax-efficient withdrawal strategy for your retirement accounts.

New Retirement Research (May 29 2019)

New Retirement Research (May 29 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into tax-efficient withdrawal strategies, tontine bond ladders and old codgers.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 28 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 28 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: A new ETF designed focused on large-cap stocks with lower volatility.

Social Security Restricted Application Is Still Available

Social Security Restricted Application Is Still Available

Robert Powell writes that the restricted application for spousal or ex-spousal benefits is still an option -- but only for those who qualify.

Self-Employed? Here's How to Save Up to $62,000 a Year for Retirement

Self-Employed? Here's How to Save Up to $62,000 a Year for Retirement

If you're self-employed, here's how you can sock away up to $62,000 per year in your nest egg.

Ask Bob: Inheriting a Spouse's Roth IRA

Ask Bob: Inheriting a Spouse's Roth IRA

RMDs from Roth IRAs can be complicated because of distribution and special spousal rules.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 21 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 21 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: a new ETF from John Hancock.

Why Your Personality Can Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

Why Your Personality Can Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

Find out how your personality can affect your portfolio withdrawal rate.