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. Investing Strategy

    Starbucks: Profiting One Cup at a Time (SBUX)

    Starbucks chief Howard Schultz is stepping down after 30 years as CEO; we take a closer look at this well-caffeinated American icon.
  2. Small Business

    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?
  3. Insurance

    Samsung Galaxy 7 and the 5 Most Costly Product Recalls

    The recalls of these products not only affected consumers, but the companies that manufactured the products as well.
  4. High Net Worth Strategy

    Why Emergency Funds Are a Bad Idea

    Learn why taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource that is your money.
  5. Trading Strategy

    Short Call

    A type of strategy regarding a call option, which is a contract that allows (but does not mandate) its holder to buy a security, in practice a stock, at a particular price during a certain future period. ...
  6. Trading Instruments

    Short Put

    A type of strategy regarding a put option, which is a contract that allows (but doesn't require) its holder to sell a security, typically a stock, at a fixed price during a stated future period. The option ...
  7. Retirement Living

    Common Retirement Advice That DINKs Can Ignore

    The retirement rules are different when a couple has no kids. Spending more, retiring sooner – all kinds of options open up
  8. Budgeting & Savings

    Subprime Auto Loans: What Borrowers Should Know

    Are subprime auto loans a disaster waiting to happen?
  9. Income Tax

    Is a Universal Basic Income Practical?

    Should the government be responsible for giving every citizen a fixed amount of money?
  10. High Net Worth Strategy

    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?
  11. FA Relevant

    Will Raising the Retirement Age Save Social Security?

    Social Security is the federal government’s biggest expenditure. Here's why raising the age of retirement may not be a bad idea to keep it afloat.
  12. High Net Worth Strategy

    Should University Endowments Be Taxed?

    Some politicians are calling for universities to pay taxes on their massive endowments. Should they?
  13. Commodities

    How Russia Makes Its Money - And Why It Doesn't Make More

    How does Russia make its money, and why doesn’t it make more?
  14. Markets & Economy

    What a Slowing Chinese Economy Means to Africa

    China is Africa's largest trading partner. What does China's slowing growth mean for the continent?
  15. Investing Strategy

    How Total Has Total Coverage of Oil & Gas Market

    Total S.A., one of the Big 6 international petrochemical companies, is genius in its ability to see lucrative markets before they’re fully realized.
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