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

    Occidental Petroleum: No Gas Stations, No Problem

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

    How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  3. Stock Analysis

    How Ecommerce Titan eBay Makes its Money

    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  4. Stock Analysis

    How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  5. Stock Analysis

    Why the House (and Las Vegas Sands) Always Wins

    An in depth look at how Las Vegas Sands became a multi-billion dollar company.
  6. Investing

    Are Low-Risk High-Yield Investments Real?

    Risk and reward necessarily move in the same direction. Or do they? Is it possible to defy logic and earn great returns while putting little on the line?
  7. Budgeting

    An Analysis Of The US Trade Deficit

    The United States' trade deficit is historically large, the biggest in the world. With luck, it'll get even larger.
  8. Trading Strategies

    High-Frequency Trading Regulations

    Current regulations on high-frequency trading, and possible future ones. How some people think high-frequency trading should be regulated or illegal.
  9. Credit & Loans

    The Pros & Cons Of Personal Loans vs. Credit Cards

    One is not like the other. We help you decide where to borrow money from.
  10. Stock Analysis

    What Makes Goldman Sachs a Good Bet?

    Six years after the subprime meltdown, Goldman Sachs is a robust $87 billion company instead of a historical footnote. Here's why.
  11. Stock Analysis

    How Bristol-Myers Squibb Makes the World Healthier

    Innovation and acquisition: an in depth look at pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  12. Options & Futures

    Introduction To Trading In Oil Futures

    An introduction to oil futures, how the market arrives at oil futures prices, what futures prices mean, and how investors can exploit them.
  13. Investing

    What Is Litecoin And How Does It Work?

    Litecoin is one of the major competitors to bitcoin. Litecoin differs from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in various ways and may become a dominant cryptocurrency.
  14. Stock Analysis

    How is a Spinoff Worth $100 Billion? See AbbVie

    An in depth look at Abbott Labs spinoff AbbVie and how it became a nearly $100 billion company.
  15. Options & Futures

    Was Buffet Right about Derivatives as WMDs?

    Why Warren Buffet described derivatives as weapons of mass destruction, and when can they be helpful or harmful?
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