Greg McFarlane

Greg McFarlane

Greg McFarlane is the co-founder of Control Your Cash, a personal finance website for people who want "results, not coddling." He's also the author of its companion book, Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense, a full personal finance primer in one volume. Greg has been with Investopedia for three years and also writes for several tourism and general interest magazines. Originally from Vancouver, Greg splits his time among Las Vegas, Costa Rica and Maui with his wife and three cats.

The opinions expressed are his own.

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  1. How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America
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    How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America

    How does WFC make money? They lend it out at a higher rate than they borrow it at. Simple, right? But the real story is how proficient they are at it.
  2. The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones
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    The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones

    Since 2000, Apple has grown into a $610 billion company with a market cap larger than the GDP of all but 20 countries. Just how did that happen so quickly?
  3. Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal
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    Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal

    Within hours of its IPO, Alibaba's market cap surpassed Walmart's. So why is it that so many people still don't know what the Chinese company does?
  4. PepsiCo's $66B Global Snack And Drink Empire
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    PepsiCo's $66B Global Snack And Drink Empire

    With 14 billion-dollar beverage brands, you'll be surprised to learn that most of PepsiCo's revenue derives from foods. Here's how that came to be.
  5. Basics Of The Binomial Distribution
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    Basics Of The Binomial Distribution

    Despite the fancy-sounding name, you already understand the Binomial Distribution, and you can use it to make money. Ready? Read on.
  6. 5 Overpriced Dishes In America
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    5 Overpriced Dishes In America

    These are some of the fanciest and most expensive restaurant dishes available in the U.S.
  7. Narrow Your Range With Stop-Limit Orders
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    Narrow Your Range With Stop-Limit Orders

    With stop-limit orders, buyers protect themselves from prices too high for their tastes.
  8. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater
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    How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t turn gargantuan profits.
  9. Most Expensive Rounds Of Golf
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    Most Expensive Rounds Of Golf

    These golf courses are some of the most expensive to play at.
  10. Most Expensive Events To Attend At The Olympics
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    Most Expensive Events To Attend At The Olympics

    For a sports fan, attending the Olympics can be a dream come true, but it doesn't come without its fair share of costs. Aside from travel, many tickets for high-profile events cost a pretty penny.
  11. Want To Sell Life Insurance? Read This First
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    Want To Sell Life Insurance? Read This First

    Looking for a career that offers big financial upside and the lure of self-employment? Insurance sales could well be for you.
  12. How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans
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    How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans

    AT&T mobile phones are used by roughly a third of Americans. How it managed to accomplish that starts with a state-sponsored monopoly, a well-publicized breakup and astute maneuvers through a technological ...
  13. How To Add Real Assets To Your Portfolio
    Investing Basics

    How To Add Real Assets To Your Portfolio

    Real assets, as distinguished from financial assets, means stuff you can touch: oil, gold, pork bellies, real estate and more. What are the best ways to get exposure to this portfolio diversifier?
  14. Why Cisco Systems Is Virtually Unavoidable
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    Why Cisco Systems Is Virtually Unavoidable

    Chances are you've used a Cisco Systems product today and you don't even know it. Here's how.
  15. How To Profit From The
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    How To Profit From The "Night and Day" Aroon Oscillator

    “Aroon” is a Sanskrit word loosely translated as the transition from night to day, appropriate for a measure that attempts to determine when a trend is about to develop into something of substance.
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