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. Economics

    Is The US Dependence On Foreign Oil Necessarily A Bad Thing?

    We examine the myths and facts about US dependence upon foreign oil.
  2. Investing

    Black Gold In JR Ewing Country: Texas' Oil Economy

    The economy of Texas is soaring because of oil and oil-derivated products and services, but is that sustainable with the sharp drop in crude oil prices?
  3. Stock Analysis

    How You're Probably Using a 3M Product Right Now

    3M specializes in businesses in which few aspiring entrants have neither the patience nor the capital to build market share.
  4. Investing Basics

    How Do Financial Regulations Affect Smaller Banks?

    Not to big to fail? We explain how US financial regulations affect smaller banks.
  5. Trading Strategies

    Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's a look.
  6. Economics

    Oil Price Analysis: The Impact Of Supply & Demand

    When all the factors that could affect the price of oil are considered, the most influential remain supply and demand.
  7. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    A Look at Blackrock's iShares ETFs

    An Overview of Blackrock iShares ETFs and what makes them unique.
  8. Stock Analysis

    How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American Express is convenience.
  9. Stock Analysis

    How CVS Grew Into a Drugstore Giant

    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  10. Economics

    America's Most Notorious Corporate Criminals

    Learn about the crimes and punishments of some of the most infamous convicted white-collar crooks.
  11. Economics

    The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations

    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  12. Investing News

    Cuba's Economy: Nowhere To Go But Up

    With relations improving between Cuba and America, here's a quick look at the island nation's slowly transforming economy.
  13. Professionals

    Who Needs A Financial Advisor? These Professionals

    A thief once said he preferred banks because "that's where the money is." Similarly, financial advisors focus on these professions for news clients.
  14. Stock Analysis

    Strange Bedfellows Or Archrivals? Southwest vs Jet Blue

    Shareholders will continue to be drawn by Southwest’s and JetBlue’s proven business models.
  15. Stock Analysis

    How Union Pacific Makes Its Money

    If you need to ship titanic volumes of sundry products across sweeping distances, nothing's better than rail, where Union Pacific is a titan.
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