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 Much Money Will I Need in Retirement?

Ask Bob: How Much Money Will I Need in Retirement?

A reader is getting many different answers to their question about how much money they'll need for a comfortable retirement. It's a hard question.

New Retirement Research (June 10 2019)

New Retirement Research (June 10 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into pension funds, dental care, and how technology can help maintain health and quality of life.

Ask Bob: Social Security and Spousal Benefits

Ask Bob: Social Security and Spousal Benefits

A reader wants to know about changes to benefits when a spouse dies.

New Retirement Research (June 4 2019)

New Retirement Research (June 4 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into savings targets for Medicare premiums, the student loan debt threat, and coping with retirement system shortfalls.

How to Know if Variable Annuities Are a Good Idea for You

How to Know if Variable Annuities Are a Good Idea for You

Is your financial adviser talking to you about buying a variable annuity? Should they be?

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 3 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (June 3 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: Two new entries in the JP Morgan group of "betabuilder" ETFS.

Create a Tax-Efficient Withdrawal Strategy for Retirement Account

Create a Tax-Efficient Withdrawal Strategy for Retirement Account

Retirement expert Michael Kitces has four simple steps to build a tax-efficient withdrawal strategy for your retirement accounts.

New Retirement Research (May 29 2019)

New Retirement Research (May 29 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into tax-efficient withdrawal strategies, tontine bond ladders and old codgers.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 28 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (May 28 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: A new ETF designed focused on large-cap stocks with lower volatility.

Social Security Restricted Application Is Still Available

Social Security Restricted Application Is Still Available

Robert Powell writes that the restricted application for spousal or ex-spousal benefits is still an option -- but only for those who qualify.