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 Goldman Sachs Makes its Money

    Ten years after the subprime meltdown, Goldman Sachs is a robust $100 billion company instead of a historical footnote. Here's ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    How McDonald's Makes its Money

    McDonald’s is one of the most profitable companies around. See how they got that way.
  3. Career / Compensation

    Top Paying Math-Related Careers

    These jobs require specialized math skills that intimidate most laymen. But, for those with the wit and work ethic to attain ...
  4. Investing Strategy

    How United Technologies Makes its Money

    If you've flown in an airplane, shopped for food or sat comfortably in a hot climate, you've probably used a United Technologies ...
  5. Debt

    Debt vs. Deficit: Understanding the Differences

    An educational article explaining in detail how deficit differs from debt and how they are related.
  6. Commodities

    10 Canadian Oil Companies Worth Your Attention

    Tapping Canada's vast natural resources requires a host of local oil and gas exploration and production companies. Here's ...
  7. High Net Worth Strategy

    How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway

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

    How Priceline Group (Now Booking Holdings) Makes Money

    The Priceline Group (Now Booking Holdings) is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits ...
  9. Stocks

    Why Walmart's Growth is No Longer a Given

    Walmart is the ultimate mom-and-pop success story, but how can the largest retailer in the world continue growing in the ...
  10. Trading Strategy

    Percentage Price Oscillator—An 'Elegant Indicator'

    The percentage price oscillator, which measures momentum, is among the more sophisticated tools in the technical analysis ...
  11. High Net Worth Strategy

    Why Emergency Funds Are a Bad Idea

    Taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource that is ...
  12. Investing Strategy

    How TSMC Makes Money (TSM)

    One of the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturers, which you might never have heard of, creates products you use every ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    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.
  14. Company Insights

    How Wells Fargo Became One Of the Biggest Banks In America

    How does Wells Fargo make money? They lend it out at a higher rate than they borrow it at. Simple, right? But the real story ...
  15. Stocks

    The Nasdaq Pre-Market: What You Need to Know

    Curious about Nasdaq pre-market or extended-hours trading? Here's a quick guide.
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