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

You Should Plan to Live to Be 100

You Should Plan to Live to Be 100

Most Americans want to live to be 100, according to a new survey, but they are unsure their retirement savings will last that long.

Ask Bob: Social Security and Restricted Applications

Ask Bob: Social Security and Restricted Applications

Changes in legislation have changed the requirements for restricted applications for spousal benefits.

Will Your Retirement Savings Survive Your 100-Year-Life?

Will Your Retirement Savings Survive Your 100-Year-Life?

"People are worried about being a burden and then they get very crushing anxiety about how they spend their money."

New Retirement Research (April 9 2019)

New Retirement Research (April 9 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into opioid abuse, social security programs around the world, and weaknesses in pension plans.

Ask Bob: Getting the Highest Social Security Spousal Benefits

Ask Bob: Getting the Highest Social Security Spousal Benefits

A reader wants to know about claiming higher spousal benefits at full retirement age.

The Ultimate Guide to Retirement: 5 Things to Know

The Ultimate Guide to Retirement: 5 Things to Know

Retiring soon? Watch this video for a step-by-step retirement guide.

Are We in the Eye of a Market Storm? Why Retirees May Want to Get Defensive

Are We in the Eye of a Market Storm? Why Retirees May Want to Get Defensive

Should retirees get more defensive with their investments, given the current market atmosphere?

Ask Bob: Home Sales, Capital Gains and Rental Property Taxes

Ask Bob: Home Sales, Capital Gains and Rental Property Taxes

It's tax time. Readers want to know about capital gains on home sales, and rental property taxes.

Tip of the Week: Medicare, Disability Benefits and Unexpected Surprises

Tip of the Week: Medicare, Disability Benefits and Unexpected Surprises

Many folks are surprised when they have to start paying for Medicare out of their disability benefits, and the change to Medicare seems to just happen.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (April 1 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (April 1 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: An ETF focusing on the development of 5G networking and communication, and ETFs with market exposure based on long-term factors that may prove beneficial to equity investors over the long-term.