Jean Folger

Jean Folger is co-founder of PowerZone Trading, a company that has developed high-performance software and tools for active traders and investors since 2004. She is a regular contributor to Investopedia, and writes about active trading, investing, real estate, retirement, travel and other personal finance topics.

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  1. Commodities

    Commodity Investing 101

    From the orange juice we drink to the gas we use to power our vehicles and heat our homes, commodities play important roles ...
  2. High Net Worth Strategy

    Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  3. High Net Worth Strategy

    Starting a Business? Consider These Countries

    It's tough enough to get a business up and running. If you are looking at doing it abroad, here are the five nations that ...
  4. Real Estate

    Where Millennials Are Buying Homes

    Millennials, who account for just a fraction of the value of U.S. housing, are starting to buy homes in selected cities. ...
  5. Personal Finance

    U.S. and U.K. Becoming Less Desirable to Expats

    In 2014 the U.S. ranked 5th – and the U.K. 21st – in a list of good places for expats to live and work. Now they've tumbled ...
  6. Real Estate

    Best Time to Buy a House? NOW

    If you're looking to buy your first home, fall is the season when inventories are at their peak. The best time to buy a house ...
  7. Alternative Investments

    What is a derivative?

    A derivative is a contract between two or more parties whose value is based on an agreed-upon underlying financial asset, ...
  8. Retirement

    The Retirement Risk of Having Kids

    Kids bring great joy, hope, humor, meaning and purpose to our lives, but there's a price tag, too: Your retirement savings ...
  9. Budgeting & Savings

    The 7 Best Places to Put Your Savings

    You work hard to put your money away for the future, but where should you keep it?
  10. High Net Worth Strategy

    How Do You Flip a Home?

    Profits from flipping can be significant. But you have to move fast with improvements.
  11. Children/Family

    How Adult Children Can Derail Your Retirement

    What parent can refuse a child in need? Still, it makes sense to draw some guidelines so you don't financially jeopardize ...
  12. Health Insurance

    Alert: Shorter Enrollment for Affordable Care Act This Year

    The enrollment period for getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is only 45 days this year. Don't miss out ...
  13. Retirement Living

    The 5 Best Places to Retire in Oregon

    The best places to retire in Oregon all have something in common: abundant natural beauty. However, it isn't among the cheaper ...
  14. Taxes

    Understanding 'Per Diem'

    Per diem is one method for reimbursing employees for business-travel expenses. Companies using the per diem method must follow ...
  15. Retirement Living

    Retirement Planning for Couples

    Before you ride (or canoe) off into that sunset together, you need to strategize about a number of issues, from timing to ...
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