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

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.

Ask Bob: Tax Impact of Selling Rental Property

Ask Bob: Tax Impact of Selling Rental Property

A reader wants to know if there are any tax law changes to know about before selling a rental property.

Ask Bob: Do I Really Have to Pay Social Security Back $20,000?

Ask Bob: Do I Really Have to Pay Social Security Back $20,000?

A reader says he's received a letter from Social Security for overpayment of spousal benefits. Can that be right?

New Retirement Research (Feb. 20, 2019)

New Retirement Research (Feb. 20, 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into the effects of life-saving drugs, the best indexes to use for COLA adjustments, and reverse mortgages in China.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Feb. 19 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Feb. 19 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: a JP Morgan Chase ETF that buys intermediate-maturity municipal bonds and a suite of Franklin Templeton funds.

Money Really Can Buy You Happiness -- If You Know How to Spend it

Money Really Can Buy You Happiness -- If You Know How to Spend it

Think saving long and hard for retirement will make you happy? It's really how you spend it.

Less Jargon and More Clarity About Saving and Investing, Please

Less Jargon and More Clarity About Saving and Investing, Please

The jargon used by financial providers is a real turn-off to folks who just want to know how to make and save money.