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.

  1. Retirement Savings

    Why is Social Security running out of money?

    Find out why you may not have Social Security benefits available to you when it's time to retire.
  2. Trading Instruments

    Beginner's Guide To Trading The E-Mini Futures Contracts

    The e-minis are the small but mighty cousins of their larger, full-sized contracts. Learn how to trade with the e-mini stock ...
  3. Real Estate

    The Complete Guide to Vacation Properties

    A step-by-step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties.
  4. Retirement Living

    Least Expensive States to Retire In

    When it's time to retire, it's worth exploring the least expensive states.
  5. Budgeting & Savings

    Teaching Financial Literacy to Tweens

    In this tutorial we cover financial topics for children between the ages of eight and 12, from income and expenses to identy ...
  6. High Net Worth Strategy

    The 4 Top Portfolio Management Apps

    These four popular mobile apps can help you track your investments, test your investing choices and offer personalized advice ...
  7. Retirement Living

    Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

    Instead of longing for an early retirement, shoot for a mid-life career change instead.
  8. High Net Worth Strategy

    How to Calculate Your Tangible Net Worth

    You can calculate your tangible net worth with a simple equation.
  9. Investing Strategy

    What is an NGO (non-governmental organization)?

    A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, citizen-based group that functions independently of government. NGOs ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

    As interest rates are lowered, more people are able to borrow more money, causing the economy to grow and inflation to increase.
  11. Real Estate

    10 Questions You Should Ask A Home Seller

    To get a sense of what the home you're considering buying is really like, it helps to talk to the seller.
  12. Career / Compensation

    Planning Your Second Career

    How to find a second career if you want to do more than retire in your later years.
  13. Career / Compensation

    A day in the life of a day trader

    Day trading has many advantages, and while we often hear about these perks, it's important to realize that day trading is ...
  14. Chart Strategy

    Technical Analysis: Triple Tops and Bottoms

    Triple and double tops and bottoms may be tough to spot but can be powerful patterns.
  15. Real Estate

    Commercial Real Estate Loan

    A commercial real estate loan is a mortgage loan secured by a lien on commercial, rather than residential, property.