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. Stock Analysis

    Allstate: How Being Boring Earns it Billions (ALL)

    A summary of what Allstate Insurance sells and whom it sells it to including recent mergers and acquisitions that have helped boost its bottom line.
  2. Investing News

    How AT&T Evolved into a Mobile Phone Giant

    A third of Americans use an AT&T mobile phone. How did it evolve from a state-sponsored monopoly, though antitrust and a technological revolution?
  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The Next Big ETFs Might Be From Latin America

    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  4. Stock Analysis

    For Costco Investors, Membership Has Privileges

    The geographic footprint and sales strategy of the 2nd-largest retailer in the world has made membership-only Costco a worldwide institution.
  5. Stock Analysis

    How Oil and Ethanol Combine to Make Valero Rich

    Despite a lagging oil sector, Valero continues to have good results with its ethanol and oil refinery businesses.
  6. Economics

    3 Notorious American White Collar Criminals

    Learn about the crimes and punishments of some of the most infamous convicted white-collar crooks.
  7. Investing News

    Philip Morris International's Profit Machine

    Even in an abstemious U.S., 18.1% of adults smoke. But that's nothing compared to the rest of the world, served by Philip Morris International.
  8. Credit & Loans

    Tips for Choosing the Best Online Mortgage Lender

    Finding the right online mortgage lender can be a tall task. Here's some help on how to avoid wasting your time.
  9. Investing News

    How Disney (DIS) Continues to Deliver

    The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson & Johnson is only a baby powder manufacturer.
  10. Investing Basics

    The Inner Workings of a Big Regional Utility (DUK)

    Duke Energy is one of the quietest large companies in America. Few people outside of the Southeastern U.S. know about this highly profitable utility.
  11. Investing News

    How Facebook Leverages Your Posts to Swift Growth

    How Facebook has monetized your personal info into an economic powerhouse with robust growth.
  12. Investing Basics

    How Junk Food Earns Mondelēz $35B a Year

    How and why Mondelēz spun off from Kraft. Where the company is going, and how it profits on multiple continents.
  13. Fundamental Analysis

    Yahoo To Use Google Search Results. Yes, Again.

    Can Google remain the world's top search engine forever? Yahoo's on-again, off-again agreement to offer Google search results in Yahoo seems to suggest that Google will not be dethroned any time soon.
  14. Stock Analysis

    Why Lockheed Martin Will Always Be Good Bet

    A breakdown of the business of one of America's most mysterious yet successful companies: Lockheed Martin, the largest defense contractor in the world.
  15. Stock Analysis

    What's Behind GE's $32 Billion Deal With Wells Fargo

    GE is a 123-year-old blue chip mainstay, with some radical plans for the future--as evidenced by Wells Fargo's $32 billion purchase of several of GE's finance-related businesses.
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