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

    Has Apple Finally Hit the Wall With the iPhone?

    We look at how the iPhone has sold over its brief existence and what that means for the future of the smartphone market.
  2. Investing

    Which GOP Candidate Brings What to the Table?

    What are the major GOP presidential candidates' economic plans and how do they differ?
  3. Investing

    Oil: Why Not to Put Faith in Forecasts

    West Texas Intermediate oil futures have recently made pronounced movements. What do they bode for the world market?
  4. Investing News

    High-Speed Rail to Vegas: A Good Bet or Long Odds?

    The Chinese want to build a high-speed rail line from L.A. to Las Vegas. Can it work? Or do other attempts presage failure?
  5. Investing News

    Are Drug Price Controls Viable in the U.S.?

    Are price controls on pharmaceuticals viable in the U.S.? What effect would they have on existing drug companies and their ability to manufacture drugs?
  6. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Preserve Money With These Low-Risk Investments

    Short-term bond funds may provide low returns, but they also preserve capital and may provide peace of mind for those seeking low risk and guaranteed protection against loss.
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    Whose Money Keeps the Republican Party Rolling

    We'll take a look at largest Republican donors, a collection of moguls, magnates, shadowy corporations and more than one donor from beyond the grave.
  8. Investing Basics

    How Copper Investors Can Strike Gold

    Copper is an overlooked metal with important worldwide applications in industry and electronics. Considering the current marketplace and oversupply, now may be the best time to invest, especially in copper ...
  9. Investing Basics

    Taking the guesswork out of IPO analysis

    Burned by IPOs before? Fear not. Learn how to distinguish overhyped new public companies from ones with a little more promise.
  10. Stock Analysis

    How Dow Chemical (DOW) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at how Dow has made itself vital to so many industries in its 118 year history.
  11. Economics

    Do Falling Oil Prices Hurt the Canadian Economy?

    As Oil Goes, So Goes Canada. Or Does It?
  12. Investing Basics

    Why Did Berkshire Go For eVolution Networks?

    Warren Buffett makes an unusual but possibly lucrative addition to the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio
  13. Investing News

    A CEO as U.S. President: What's the Disconnect?

    Can business leaders effectively lead the country's highest office? Next year may mark the first time that we'll find out.
  14. Stock Analysis

    The Evolution of How GE Makes its Money

    GE is a 123-year-old blue chip mainstay. While annual revenue numbers are typically constant, their configuration is changing rapidly.
  15. Investing News

    Fund Firm Jolts: Pimco's Isn't The First Or Worst

    When you business is built on prudence and trust, a lot can go wrong to cost you tons of clients and assets. Here are a few examples.
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