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. Small Business

    How The NBA Makes Money (DIS, TWX)

    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  3. 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.
  4. Chart Strategy

    How to Use the Chaikin Oscillator

    What's the best way to reconcile increasing or decreasing volume with price fluctuations? Enter the Chaikin Oscillator.
  5. Investing Strategy

    How Sanofi Makes Money (SNY)

    Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm, is the name behind some of the drugs you use every day. Here's how it operates.
  6. 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 ...
  7. Budgeting & Savings

    Where to Put Your Cash: Call Deposit vs. Time Deposit Accounts

    Time deposit accounts and call deposit accounts allow customers to earn higher interest in exchange for less access to their ...
  8. Investing Strategy

    How AbbVie Makes its Money

    An in-depth look at Abbott Labs spinoff AbbVie and how it became a $180 billion company.
  9. Investing Strategy

    How McDonald's Makes its Money

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

    How Does Biogen Make its Money? (ABBV, BIIB)

    Biogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it ...
  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 BlackRock Makes Money

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm.
  13. Investing Strategy

    How Lockheed Martin Makes Its Money

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

    How Medtronic Makes Money

    Find out the story of Medtronic, one of the world's largest medical equipment and therapies suppliers whose products treat ...
  15. 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 ...
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