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

What You Need to Know About Investing in Closed-End Funds

What You Need to Know About Investing in Closed-End Funds

Robert Powell talks to Jeffrey Levine about the unique advantages and disadvantages to closed-end funds.

How to Protect Your Retirement Investments in These Volatile Markets

How to Protect Your Retirement Investments in These Volatile Markets

The key to surviving and thriving in this market madness is sticking to your investment strategy and understanding asset allocation.

Ask Bob: Social Security and Spousal Benefits, From Divorce to Death

Ask Bob: Social Security and Spousal Benefits, From Divorce to Death

May your marriage be happy and long. But if it's not, you should know your rights under Social Security.

Ask Bob: Pensions and Social Security Benefits

Ask Bob: Pensions and Social Security Benefits

A reader wants to know if it's possible to collect Social Security benefits in addition to a public pension.

New Retirement Research (Nov. 19 2018)

New Retirement Research (Nov. 19 2018)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into retirement planning for the "Hip Generation," assessing the redesign of Medicare benefits, and interest rates on credit cards.

It's the Season for Tax Planning

It's the Season for Tax Planning

The clock is ticking to make moves to lower your 2018 tax bill. Here's your checklist and resources to find more information related to tax reform, the new standard deductions and more.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Nov. 13 2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Nov. 13 2018)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: An ETF that focuses on companies believed to share sustainable competitive advantages.

Ask Bob: Social Security Benefits Boosted by Military Service

Ask Bob: Social Security Benefits Boosted by Military Service

A veteran wants to know how to be sure military service are reflected in accrued Social Security benefits.

Ask Bob: Social Security and Working Part-Time

Ask Bob: Social Security and Working Part-Time

A reader wants to know about how earned income affects Social Security benefits.

New Retirement Research (Nov. 12 2018)

New Retirement Research (Nov. 12 2018)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into Medicare premiums for 2019, 401(k) balances and osteoporosis.