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: Can I Collect My Late Mother's Social Security?

Ask Bob: Can I Collect My Late Mother's Social Security?

There are only a few circumstances in which someone can collect Social Security of a deceased parent.

Ask Bob: Social Security Spousal Benefits

Ask Bob: Social Security Spousal Benefits

A couple is receiving conflicting information from Social Security on their benefits.

These Open Enrollment Changes for 2019 Could Cost you More

These Open Enrollment Changes for 2019 Could Cost you More

It's that time of year again. It's time for open enrollment. What you need to know about the Medicare Advantage plans to save you money.

Ask Bob: Can I Claim a Spousal Social Security Benefit Based on My Ex-Wife?

Ask Bob: Can I Claim a Spousal Social Security Benefit Based on My Ex-Wife?

If you're older than your ex-wife, you may be able to claim for Social Security based on her earnings record.

Retirement Daily Tip of the Week: Covering Gaps in Medical Care

Retirement Daily Tip of the Week: Covering Gaps in Medical Care

Retirees without suplemental coverage for Medicare are at greater risk of high medical expenses or doing without needed care altogether.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (12/18/2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (12/18/2018)

New 'actively" managed ETFs from Prudential rely on quantitative strategies.

Ask Bob: Best Social Security Claiming Strategies For Working Spouses?

Ask Bob: Best Social Security Claiming Strategies For Working Spouses?

Figuring out the best Social Security claiming strategies for working spouses is complicated.

Ask Bob: Best Social Security Claiming Strategies if You Have Two Ex-Husbands

Ask Bob: Best Social Security Claiming Strategies if You Have Two Ex-Husbands

With two ex-husbands, a reader seeks clarification on what her options are for claiming Social Security spousal benefits.

How Much You Need to Save for Retirement Depends on Where You Live

How Much You Need to Save for Retirement Depends on Where You Live

You need to save less if you live in the UK or Japan, but more if you live in Hong Kong.

New Retirement Research (Dec. 17, 2018)

New Retirement Research (Dec. 17, 2018)

Why poorer individuals place a higher value on annuities; plus more recent research.