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

    Morgan Stanley's Profitablity: Bank on It (MS)

    The economy offers few certainties, but Morgan Stanley's profitability might be one of them.
  2. Stock Analysis

    What Drives Ford's Profits? Not Just Cars

    Ford, an experienced legacy car manufacturer, sells a lot of cars around the world and makes a lot of money in the money lending and leasing business.
  3. Stock Analysis

    How GM Keeps on Truckin'

    Following a giant bailout and a giant IPO, the new GM is carried by sales of its giant trucks. But is it profitable?
  4. Personal Finance

    You Know Debt & Deficit Are Not The Same, Right?

    An educational article explaining in detail how deficit differs from debt and how are they related.
  5. Stock Analysis

    How MetLife Became a Global Insurance Giant

    MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States. Here's how it has managed to stay on top.
  6. Stock Analysis

    Drugmaker Extraordinaire: How Eli Lilly Grows

    Drugs mean big profits in America. Here's how the country's oldest pharmaceutical firm keeps its toehold in the market.
  7. Stock Analysis

    What Puts the Dollars in Priceline's Bottom Line?

    The Priceline Group is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits down the road.
  8. Stock Analysis

    What AIG Looks Like Now (and How it Got that Way)

    Despite some mammoth mistakes and a gargantuan government bailout, AIG remains a global insurance powerhouse. Here's how it maintains its position.
  9. Stock Analysis

    How Nike (NKE) Continues to 'Do It'

    Other than style, do sneakers from any maker really differ that much? That's debatable. But this is certain: Nike sets the standard for selling an image.
  10. Stock Analysis

    How Honeywell (HON) Makes its Money

    Honeywell is a true conglomerate in a world of ever-greater specialization. Here's how it generates revenue.
  11. Professionals

    Are Stock Buybacks Always Good for Shareholders?

    Stock buyback programs aren't always done with the interests of shareholders in mind. It's important to try to understand the motivation behind such moves.
  12. Entrepreneurship

    How a Higher Minimum Wage Would Impact the Economy

    Doubling pay for hourly workers could have several knock-on effects to the economy. Here's a brief look at a big issue.
  13. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How Private Equity and Hedge Funds are Taxed

    Private equity and hedge funds offer an appealing tax structure for those who can afford to invest in them. Here's why.
  14. Home & Auto

    How the Fed Affects Reverse Mortgages

    An in depth look at how the Federal Reserve affects reverse mortgages.
  15. Investing News

    The Impact Of Oil On Your Real Estate

    We examine the relationship that oil prices (and quantities) bear on real estate prices and quantities, in both boomtowns and bust towns.
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