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 Strategy

    How Medtronic Makes Money (MDT)

    Here's the story of an American medical device firm that covers almost every segment in medicine and recently moved to Ireland ...
  2. High Net Worth Strategy

    Why Emergency Funds Are a Bad Idea

    Learn why taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource ...
  3. Investing Strategy

    How McDonald's Makes its Money (MCD) (FB, MCD)

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  4. High Net Worth Strategy

    How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    It would be easier to list the industries in which Berkshire Hathaway Inc. doesn’t turn a profit.
  5. Investing Strategy

    How Priceline Group Makes Money (EXPE, PLCN)

    The Priceline Group is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits down the road.
  6. Investing Strategy

    How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money (UNH)

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  7. Investing Strategy

    How Honeywell Makes its Money (HON)

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

    How The NFL Makes Money (GME, HRL)

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  9. Investing Strategy

    How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  10. Insurance

    Target's Easter Toys and the 5 Most Costly Product Recalls (TGT)

    Target's Easter recall may not be worth much, but here's a list of product recalls that cost the manufacturers dearly
  11. Investing Strategy

    How BlackRock Makes Money

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  12. Financial Analysis

    The Interest Rates: APR, APY And EAR

    When most people shop for financial products, all they focus on is the listed interest rate. Human eyes instinctively dismiss ...
  13. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Which Online Mortgage Lender is the Best?

    Finding the right online mortgage lender can be a tall task. Here's some help on how to avoid wasting your time.
  14. Politics & Money

    6 Famous Discontinued and Uncommon U.S. Currency Denominations

    While we can choose from a rich array of singles, fins, sawbucks, Jacksons, $50s and Benjamins, there are several other denominations ...
  15. Retirement Living

    Common Retirement Advice That DINKs Can Ignore

    The retirement rules are different when a couple has no kids. Spending more, retiring sooner – all kinds of options open ...
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