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: 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.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Feb. 5 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Feb. 5 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: an actively managed ETF that seeks to offer investors large-cap equity exposure with predetermined downside risk and upside capture limits.

Ask Bob: How to Manage a Rollover IRA

Ask Bob: How to Manage a Rollover IRA

A reader asks about time limits to make a rollover contribution, and related taxable distributions.

New Retirement Research (Feb. 4, 2019)

New Retirement Research (Feb. 4, 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into how religious beliefs affect our investment decisions, robo-advisers and Medicare.

Ask Bob: Can I Convert my Regular IRA into a Roth IRA?

Ask Bob: Can I Convert my Regular IRA into a Roth IRA?

Adviser Robin Delaney highlights the advantages of a Roth IRA conversion.

Tip of the Week: New Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period

Tip of the Week: New Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period

Plus: Starting in 2019, other important changes to Medicare that affect enrollment, Medicare Advantage Plans, and prescription drug coverage.

Ask Bob: How Can I Get my Ex's Social Security?

Ask Bob: How Can I Get my Ex's Social Security?

A reader wants to know if she can claim against her ex-husband's Social Security benefit.

It's Important to Tackle Depression for Aging Parents, Older Loved Ones

It's Important to Tackle Depression for Aging Parents, Older Loved Ones

Social isolation, physical changes, and loss all contribute to depression and mental health struggles for older Americans. But there are ways to prevent and solve these issues.

New Retirement Research (Jan. 28, 2019)

New Retirement Research (Jan. 28, 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into Medicare Advantage plans, and age discrimination and work-related job risks.

Ask Bob: Social Security Survivor Benefits

Ask Bob: Social Security Survivor Benefits

Readers ask about how widowhood affects Social Security benefits.