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 Retirement Research (July 8 2019)

New Retirement Research (July 8 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into bond market stability, inflation and retirement annuities, and pensions.

Should You Invest in Real Estate in Your IRA?

Should You Invest in Real Estate in Your IRA?

The IRS has set very strict rules regarding self directed IRAs that are incredibly easy to break.

Double Your Annual Retirement Contribution With This Catch-Up Provision

Double Your Annual Retirement Contribution With This Catch-Up Provision

If you're behind on retirement and have a 457 plan, you can take advantage of this annual catch-up contribution.

Ask Bob: How Do Changes to the Tax Code Work?

Ask Bob: How Do Changes to the Tax Code Work?

A reader wants to know more about the process of changing tax laws and how long the changes stay in effect.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (July 2 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (July 2 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: an ETF for emerging markets excluding China.

Ask Bob: Best Ways for Couples to Maximize Social Security

Ask Bob: Best Ways for Couples to Maximize Social Security

Social Security claiming strategies and spousal benefits can be tricky, and complicated by restricted claim rules.

New Retirement Research (July 1 2019)

New Retirement Research (July 1 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into quality of care in nursing homes, Social Security statistics and Medicare Advantage plans.

Turning 65 Soon? Medicare, Social Security -- Here's What You Need to Know

Turning 65 Soon? Medicare, Social Security -- Here's What You Need to Know

If you (or someone you care for) is turning 65 soon, there are many decisions to be made, from Social Security and Medicare to working in retirement and healthcare. This is where you should start.

Relationship Rules for Investors and Their Advisers

Relationship Rules for Investors and Their Advisers

SEC adopts new rules designed "to enhance and clarify the standards of conduct applicable to broker-dealers and investment advisers".

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 25 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 25 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: An out-of-this-world ETF.