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: Should I Buy an Annuity With a Cost-of-Living Adjustment Provision?

Ask Bob: Should I Buy an Annuity With a Cost-of-Living Adjustment Provision?

Annuites with cost-of-living adjustment options can come at a steep price.

Most Americans Feel It's Harder to Retire Now Than It Was 5 Years Ago

Most Americans Feel It's Harder to Retire Now Than It Was 5 Years Ago

Even though the stock market is up sharply over the past five years, most Americans feel it's more difficult to retire, a recent survey finds.

Ask Bob: Can Social Security Claw Back Overpayments to Beneficiaries?

Ask Bob: Can Social Security Claw Back Overpayments to Beneficiaries?

There can be substantial changes in Social Security benefits prior to reaching your full retirement age.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (12/11/18)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (12/11/18)

An ETF to let you invest in pet care companies is among this week's new retirement products.

Withdrawing Money From Your Retirement Accounts in a Tax-Efficient Manner

Withdrawing Money From Your Retirement Accounts in a Tax-Efficient Manner

Investors who have more than one type of account for retirement - taxable, tax-deferred, and tax-exempt (Roth) - should take advantage of those accounts' different tax characteristics.

Ask Bob: Are Children of Deceased Single Mom Entitled to Her Social Security?

Ask Bob: Are Children of Deceased Single Mom Entitled to Her Social Security?

Children may be entitled to Social Security survivor benefit even if their parent didn't work 10 years.

Ask Bob: Will My Social Security Change Much if I Work 8 More Years For Less Pay

Ask Bob: Will My Social Security Change Much if I Work 8 More Years For Less Pay

Being laid off in your late 50s and taking a lower paying job will have a negative effect on your Social Security benefits.

New Retirement Research (Dec. 10, 2018)

New Retirement Research (Dec. 10, 2018)

Mental illness of an extended family member can affect portfolio allocations, new research finds.

How to Withdraw From Your Retirement Accounts in the Most Tax-Efficient Manner

How to Withdraw From Your Retirement Accounts in the Most Tax-Efficient Manner

Convential wisdom calls for spending money from taxable accounts first, but that may not always be the best approach.

Ask Bob: How Social Security Benefits Are Recalculated When You Keep Working

Ask Bob: How Social Security Benefits Are Recalculated When You Keep Working

Good news for this reader. The Social Security Administration will contact you in writing if there has been a change in your benefit calculation.