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. What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock
    Trading Strategies

    What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
  2. Why Hewlett-Packard Continues To Reinvent Itself
    Stock Analysis

    Why Hewlett-Packard Continues To Reinvent Itself

    The pressure to reinvent oneself is huge in the tech sector, and Hewlett-Packard's move to divide into two units is evidence.
  3. How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day
    Stock Analysis

    How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day

    You may not know it, but you probably depend on a Qualcomm product just about every day. Here's how.
  4. Understanding The Bond Behemoth That Is Pimco
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Understanding The Bond Behemoth That Is Pimco

    Pimco has been in the news lately. What does the giant investment manager firm do and who does it serve?
  5. Fund Firm Jolts: Pimco's Isn't The First Or Worst
    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.
  6. Swing Trading Indicators: For Those Too Impatient For Buy ...
    Trading Strategies

    Swing Trading Indicators: For Those Too Impatient For Buy ...

    For investors who are too impatient for the buy and hold strategy, swing trading may be your thing--but seriously, be careful.
  7. Oil Price Analysis: The Impact Of Supply & Demand
    Economics

    Oil Price Analysis: The Impact Of Supply & Demand

    When all the factors that could affect the price of oil are considered, the most influential remain supply and demand.
  8. What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn Share
    Investing News

    What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn Share

    Few people build a multi-billion dollar business and leave it. But these did just that.
  9. Inside Intel: A Look At The Mega Chipmaker
    Stock Analysis

    Inside Intel: A Look At The Mega Chipmaker

    There's a very good chance that you've utilized an Intel chip today. Here's how the chipmaker became so ubiquitous.
  10. How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits
    Stock Analysis

    How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits

    Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.
  11. JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) To Fail
    Stock Analysis

    JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) To Fail

    If there's any bank that's too big to fail, JPMorgan Chase & Co. may very well be the best example. Just look at its return on equity.
  12. How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America
    Stock Analysis

    How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America

    How does WFC make money? They lend it out at a higher rate than they borrow it at. Simple, right? But the real story is how proficient they are at it.
  13. The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones
    Stock Analysis

    The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones

    Since 2000, Apple has grown into a $610 billion company with a market cap larger than the GDP of all but 20 countries. Just how did that happen so quickly?
  14. Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal
    Stock Analysis

    Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal

    Within hours of its IPO, Alibaba's market cap surpassed Walmart's. So why is it that so many people still don't know what the Chinese company does?
  15. PepsiCo's $66B Global Snack And Drink Empire
    Stock Analysis

    PepsiCo's $66B Global Snack And Drink Empire

    With 14 billion-dollar beverage brands, you'll be surprised to learn that most of PepsiCo's revenue derives from foods. Here's how that came to be.
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