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

Rethinking Retirement: An Opportunity, Not a Crisis

Rethinking Retirement: An Opportunity, Not a Crisis

Society sees aging as a problem. But author and retirement expert Bruce Wolfe says change is coming: Now retirement is starting to be seen as a series of opportunities.

How to Pay Less in Taxes -- Especially in Retirement

How to Pay Less in Taxes -- Especially in Retirement

Ed Slott says when it comes to paying taxes, less is just less. And here's how to go from "forever taxed" to "never taxed."

Future of Retirement: Many Americans Will Run Out of Money

Future of Retirement: Many Americans Will Run Out of Money

Experts weigh in on practical solutions to the future shortfalls in Americans' retirement savings.

Ask Bob: How Early Retirement Affects Social Security

Ask Bob: How Early Retirement Affects Social Security

A reader is retiring after 30 years in the workforce, and wants to know what that will do to their Social Security benefits.

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.