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. Personal Finance

    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?
  2. Investing Basics

    Are Annuities Right for You?

    Annuities are safe and often appealing, but IRAs and 401(k)s offer advantages that annuities typically can’t match, with little additional risk.
  3. Stock Analysis

    How Does Biogen Make its Money?

    Biogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it is diversifying its product line.
  4. Stock Analysis

    Is 21st Century Fox a Sly Bet?

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  5. Fundamental Analysis

    How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  6. Stock Analysis

    Occidental Petroleum: No Gas Stations, No Problem

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

    How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money

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

    How Ecommerce Titan eBay Makes its Money

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

    How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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