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

    Does Big Money Hurt or Help Clinton and Rubio?

    Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton lead their parties in raising money from Wall Street. Is that a help or a hindrance?
  2. Investing News

    How China's Economy is Now Like America's

    China's economy could take the global economy down with it; why that might be good news in the grand scheme.
  3. Stock Analysis

    China Mobile: Just How Big is It? (CHL, CHU, CHA)

    The story behind China Mobile, the biggest company you might never have heard of.
  4. Stock Analysis

    In Pain? Sanofi Has a Cure for That (SNY)

    Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm, is the name behind some of the drugs you use every day. Here's how it operates.
  5. Stock Analysis

    Petrochina: A Homegrown Giant (PTR)

    The story behind PetroChina, one of the three biggest companies in the world by revenue.
  6. Economics

    Trump vs. Bloomberg: How They Compare

    If Bloomberg enters the presidential race how will he compare to billionaire brethren Trump?
  7. Stock Analysis

    From Shampoo to Soup, Unilever Has it Covered (UL)

    Open your fridge, your pantry, your bathroom cabinet and you'll find the Unilever logo. Here's how the company got so enormous.
  8. Stock Analysis

    How Royal Dutch Shell Makes Money (RDS-A)

    How does an oil company dominate the world? Following Royal Dutch Shell's business model probably wouldn't hurt.
  9. Stock Analysis

    Is Smaller Better? In the Chip Sector, Yes: TSM

    One of the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturers, one you might never have heard of, creates products you use every day.
  10. Stock Analysis

    How BlackRock Became a Mammoth Asset Manager

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  11. Investing News

    Why You Should Be Buying Stocks, Not Going to Cash

    Hedge fund managers are buying up the shares of big companies. What do the managers know that we don't?
  12. Economics

    Has IKEA Reached 'Peak Curtains?'

    An IKEA executive made a comment that would have rankled investors (were IKEA not privately held). Here's what he (probably) really meant.
  13. Investing Basics

    How Novartis Probably Has a Cure for What Ails You

    A look at the unparalleled growth of the world's biggest pharmaceutical company: Novartis AG.
  14. Stock Analysis

    How Anheuser-Busch Makes Money (BUD)

    The world's largest brewer enjoys overwhelming market share all over the world, and that market share is expected to rise. Here's how it happens.
  15. Stock Analysis

    How the New Allergan Plc Will Make Money

    Allergan plc is not only enormous, it's about to more than double in size. Here's why and how.
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