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 New Opportunities Are You Retiring To?

What New Opportunities Are You Retiring To?

It's not just about retiring from work. It's also about planning -- financially and mentally -- for the retirement you've worked for and deserve.

Ask Bob: Tax Consequences of Redeeming Savings Bonds

Ask Bob: Tax Consequences of Redeeming Savings Bonds

A reader wants to know about taxes and savings bonds.

Ask Bob: Why Are Medicare Costs Gobbling My Social Security Raise?

Ask Bob: Why Are Medicare Costs Gobbling My Social Security Raise?

A reader feels that any Social Security cost-of-living increase is offset by bigger Medicare premiums.

It's Not About Retiring From Work; It's About Retiring to New Opportunities

It's Not About Retiring From Work; It's About Retiring to New Opportunities

Successful financial advisers from around the nation tell Robert Powell how they get their clients to think about retiring, financially fit, to a life of independence and purpose.

Try Our New Retirement Calculator

Try Our New Retirement Calculator

Concerned about your nest egg? Try our calculator to get answers and stay on track for the retirement you deserve.

Ask Bob: How Do I Get the Most From Social Security Spousal Benefits?

Ask Bob: How Do I Get the Most From Social Security Spousal Benefits?

A reader wants to know how to maximize Social Security benefits for a couple at full retirement age.

Tip of the Week: Start the Year Building Your Cash Flow and Spending Power

Tip of the Week: Start the Year Building Your Cash Flow and Spending Power

Financial Adviser Don Grant tells his clients to review subscriptions, their auto-renew expenses and insurance.

Ask Bob: Are Employers Required to Match 401(k) Contributions?

Ask Bob: Are Employers Required to Match 401(k) Contributions?

Companies aren't forced to match workers' 401(k) contributions, but it's a great investment, says adviser Dennis Markway.

Retirement Resources: Best Places to Live and Work in Retirement

Retirement Resources: Best Places to Live and Work in Retirement

Where to live, what to do: Here's a group of terrific references on getting ready for and living in retirement.

Ask Bob: How Can I Maximize My Social Security Benefits?

Ask Bob: How Can I Maximize My Social Security Benefits?

When you were born, when your spouse claims Social Security, and more affect your benefits.