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. Entrepreneurship

    How a Higher Minimum Wage Would Impact the Economy

    Doubling pay for hourly workers could have several knock-on effects to the economy. Here's a brief look at a big issue.
  2. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How Private Equity and Hedge Funds are Taxed

    Private equity and hedge funds offer an appealing tax structure for those who can afford to invest in them. Here's why.
  3. Home & Auto

    How the Fed Affects Reverse Mortgages

    An in depth look at how the Federal Reserve affects reverse mortgages.
  4. Investing News

    The Impact Of Oil On Your Real Estate

    We examine the relationship that oil prices (and quantities) bear on real estate prices and quantities, in both boomtowns and bust towns.
  5. Personal Finance

    How The NBA Makes Money

    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the United States. How does the NBA make money?
  6. Credit & Loans

    How to Pick the Right Online Mortgage Lender

    Here are the best tactics to help successfully navigate choosing the right online mortgage lender.
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    Google Vs. Bing Vs. Yahoo: The Search Engine Wars

    Can Google remain the world's top search engine forever, and if not, which company is poised to take over?
  8. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  9. Markets

    Rising Interest Rates: Who it Helps, Who it Hurts

    When interest rates rise, the impact hits some of us differently. Here's why.
  10. Personal Finance

    How The NFL Makes Money

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is its strategy to stay on top?
  11. Investing Basics

    Are Annuities Right for You?

    Annuities are safe and often appealing, but IRAs and 401(k)s offer advantages that annuities typically can’t match, with little additional risk.
  12. Stock Analysis

    How Does Biogen Make its Money?

    Biogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it is diversifying its product line.
  13. Stock Analysis

    Is 21st Century Fox a Sly Bet?

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  14. Fundamental Analysis

    How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  15. Stock Analysis

    Occidental Petroleum: No Gas Stations, No Problem

    An in depth look at influential oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum.
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