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. 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 ...
  2. Small Business

    Franchise Fees: They Can Get Expensive

    Here are a few of the most expensive franchises available for purchase in the United States.
  3. Investing Strategy

    How Nike (NKE) Makes Money

    Other than style, do sneakers from any maker really differ that much? That's debatable. But this is certain: Nike sets the ...
  4. Investing Strategy

    How Booking Holdings Makes Money

    Booking Holdings is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits down the road.
  5. Investing Strategy

    How CVS Makes its Money

    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  6. Investing Strategy

    How AbbVie Makes its Money

    An in-depth look at Abbott Labs spinoff AbbVie and how it became a $140 billion company.
  7. Investing Strategy

    How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  8. Investing Strategy

    How MasterCard Makes its Money (MA)

    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  9. Investing Strategy

    How Ford Makes Money

    Ford, an experienced legacy car manufacturer, sells a lot of cars around the world and makes a lot of money in the money ...
  10. Investing Strategy

    Lockheed Martin Net Worth and How it Makes Money

    Find out how the world's largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin makes billions in profits and manages their aeronautics ...
  11. Investing Strategy

    How 3M Makes its Money (MMM)

    3M specializes in businesses in which few aspiring entrants have neither the patience nor the capital to build market share.
  12. Investing Strategy

    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 ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    How McDonald's Makes its Money

    McDonald’s is a massive global fast food empire. See how they got that way.
  14. Investing Strategy

    How American Express Makes its Money

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  15. Company Insights

    How Bloomberg Makes Billions of Money Every Year

    The privately-held company is believed to generate over $8 billion in annual revenue, take a look at how Bloomberg makes ...
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