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: How Are Annuity Withdrawals Taxed?

Ask Bob: How Are Annuity Withdrawals Taxed?

Adviser John Olsen talks about tax rules for the two basic types of deferred annuities - fixed and variable.

How to Avoid Retirement 'Saving Regret'

How to Avoid Retirement 'Saving Regret'

People say they'll start saving for retirement tomorrow, and then tomorrow never comes.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Feb. 12 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Feb. 12 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: a fixed-income ETF, an emerging markets dividend ETF, and an ETF that exposes investors to China's biopharmaceutical companies.

Ask Bob: Are IRA Distributions the Same as Pension Income?

Ask Bob: Are IRA Distributions the Same as Pension Income?

A reader asks how IRA distributions are taxed.

New Retirement Research (Feb. 11, 2019)

New Retirement Research (Feb. 11, 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into finding the optimal investment strategy, what goes into leading a meaningful life, and elder fraud.

Top Scams Targeting People Ages 65 and Older

Top Scams Targeting People Ages 65 and Older

Older Americans lose an estimated $2.9 billion a year to these scams, and you need to be aware of them and know how to avoid falling prey to them.

Ask Bob: Pension Withholding

Ask Bob: Pension Withholding

Many pensions withhold on a recipient's behalf, but it's not required by law.

Ask Bob: Social Security Spousal Benefits and Delaying Benefits

Ask Bob: Social Security Spousal Benefits and Delaying Benefits

A reader wants to know about the restricted application for spousal benefits and the advantages of delaying Social Security.

This May Be the Biggest Asset Millennials Have for Saving Money

This May Be the Biggest Asset Millennials Have for Saving Money

Retirement Daily gives advice to young people with piling debt and little thoughts about retirement.

Ask Bob: What About the Alternative Minimum Tax?

Ask Bob: What About the Alternative Minimum Tax?

A reader wants to know if they will be impacted by the AMT under the new law.