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

    The Benefits of Starting an IRA for Your Child

    Many financial experts and educators believe that the earlier children begin learning about money, the better their chances ...
  2. Career / Compensation

    Planning Your Second Career

    How to find a second career if you want to do more than retire in your later years.
  3. Small Business

    10 Breakout Ideas for Small Businesses

    Running the day-to-day in a small business can absorb all your energies. But seeking new opportunities is what will keep ...
  4. High Net Worth Strategy

    How to Calculate Your Tangible Net Worth

    You can calculate your tangible net worth with a simple equation.
  5. Retirement Living

    Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

    Instead of longing for an early retirement, shoot for a mid-life career change instead.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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. ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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?
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...