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. Real Estate

    Buying a House With Tenants: A Quick Guide

    Before buying a house with tenants, know the risks and responsibilities you're taking on.
  2. Real Estate

    Contingency Clauses In Home Purchase Contracts

    Here, we introduce widely used contingency clauses in home purchase contracts and how they can benefit both Buyers and Sellers.
  3. Taxes

    What are the dangers of using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)?

    The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a convenient way to file your taxes, but there are some scams that sometimes ...
  4. Banking

    What Else Banks Can Help With (Besides Banking)

    As competition increases and technology advances, banks, credit unions and savings institutions are offering more services ...
  5. Banking

    The Complete Guide to Checking Accounts

    Here is the A to Z of checking accounts: types of accounts, basics on check writing, debit cards, overdraft protection and ...
  6. Real Estate

    Buying a House After Bankruptcy? It Is Possible!

    Buying a house after bankruptcy is not impossible. It just takes time to repair your credit score and demonstrate you're ...
  7. Real Estate

    Financial Crisis + 10: Where Are Home Prices Now?

    Ten years later, the housing market has recovered in most of the U.S., but lower inventory, higher prices and tighter credit ...
  8. Real Estate

    Rent-to-Own Homes: How the Process Works

    A rent-to-own agreement, also called a lease-option agreement or lease-to-own agreement, offers an alternative way to buy ...
  9. Financial Analysis

    What factors go into calculating social return on investment (SROI)?

    Find out how investors and companies are calculating the social return on investment, which evaluates both the financial ...
  10. Real Estate

    Home Sale Contingencies for Buyers and Sellers

    Home sale contingencies protect buyers who want to sell one home before purchasing another.
  11. Income Tax

    How do IRS Forms 1040EZ and 1040A differ?

    Anyone can file Form 1040; however, you have to meet certain requirements to use 1040EZ or 1040A. Here is how these IRS tax ...
  12. Taxes

    How to File a Tax Extension

    Learn the process you need to follow to get an extra six months to file your tax return.
  13. FA Profession

    How RIAs Can Avoid Discrimination in Hiring

    RIAs that operate their own small businesses may have HR departments with different experience than corporations, and may ...
  14. Retirement Living

    When It's Time to Stop Saving for Retirement

    Successful retirement planning demands lots of saving and smart money management. But once you retire, how do you transition ...
  15. High Net Worth Strategy

    5 Problems with Buying a House with a Friend

    Investment property has advantages, but before you purchase a rental house with a pal, know what the challenges might be.
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