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Robert Powell

Robert Powell, CFP®, is an award-wining financial journalist whose work appears regularly in, USA Today,, The Wall Street Journal, and AARP. He is the editor and publisher of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily and editor of

Powell also serves as the director of retirement education at Sensible Money, editor-in-chief of the Investments and Wealth Institute’s (IWI) Retirement Management Journal, the host of IWI’s Exceptional Advisor podcast; the host of the Callaway Climate Insights podcast; the co-founder of; and an instructor in Salem State University's Online Elder Planning Specialist program; the founder of Parting Glass Productions, which is co-producing a film in Ireland based on Fiche Blian ag Fás by Muiris Ó Súileabháin.

Previously, Powell served as the editor of Retirement Weekly, the curriculum director of Salem State University's Online Retirement Management Adviser program, the co-executive producer of CPTV’s "More Than Money," a managing director at Acadient, a director training at FundQuest, and managing director and editor-in-chief of DALBAR. He was the co-author of “Decoding Wall Street” and a former columnist for The Boston Herald.

Powell has a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, a graduate degree from Boston University, and is a CFP® certificant.

Powell is also the recipient of the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Endowment for Financial Education 2021 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award.

The awards recognize the best in personal finance reporting. Three awards for digital, TV and radio reporting will be presented at RTDNA21, where the winners will take part in a panel discussion to break down their award-winning pieces and share key reporting tools and best practices.

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