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 (March 5 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (March 5 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: ETFs focusing on cloud and digital payments infrastructure, an international online retail ETF, and more.

New Retirement Research (March 4, 2019)

New Retirement Research (March 4, 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into state-mandated IRAs; early retirement and statin use.

Why We All Need Financial Education at Work

Why We All Need Financial Education at Work

Robert Powell writes that the better informed we are about our finances, the better our financial decisions and the less stress we have -- especially at work.

Ask Bob: When to Take Social Security

Ask Bob: When to Take Social Security

A reader's financial adviser suggests postponing Social Security, but their tax adviser suggests differently. Who's right?

The Four Critical Elements of a Sound Investment Strategy

The Four Critical Elements of a Sound Investment Strategy

"Don't just own U.S. stocks; own stocks from across the globe," says Kevin Grogan, director of investment strategy at Buckingham Strategic Wealth.

Ask Bob: Life Insurance, Alimony Payments, Tax Deductions

Ask Bob: Life Insurance, Alimony Payments, Tax Deductions

Under the new tax law, alimony is no longer deductible -- and that include some insurance premiums.

Are Long-Term or Short-Term Investments Better for Retirement?

Are Long-Term or Short-Term Investments Better for Retirement?

"Long-term investing doesn't mean you have to be Rip Van Winkle; invest in a few index funds and wake up years from now to see where you land." Watch the video.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Feb. 26 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Feb. 26 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: a family of long/short ETFs that lets investors profit from upward and downward movement in five trends.

New Retirement Research (Feb. 25, 2019)

New Retirement Research (Feb. 25, 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into investment fraud, transportation needs and longevity risk.

Indexed Annuities: Risk and Reward in Retirement Investing

Indexed Annuities: Risk and Reward in Retirement Investing

Advisers consider the pros and cons of complicated equity-indexed or fixed-index annuity products for risk-averse retirement investors.