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 $97.5 billion company instead of a historical footnote. ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    How Anheuser-Busch Makes Money (BUD)

    The world's largest brewer enjoys overwhelming market share all over the world, and that market share is expected to rise. ...
  3. Investing Strategy

    How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money (UNH)

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

    How BlackRock Makes Money

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  5. Investing Strategy

    How Toyota Makes Money (TM)

    Japan's biggest car manufacturer is also one of North America's biggest, delighting shareholders with its high profit margins.
  6. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The Barbell Investment Strategy

    The barbell strategy is standard conventional wisdom offered regarding modern portfolio theory, to strike an acceptable balance ...
  7. Life Insurance

    Want To Sell Life Insurance? Read This First

    Looking for a career that offers big a financial upside and the lure of self-employment? Life insurance sales could well ...
  8. Virtual Currency

    What Is Litecoin And How Does It Work?

    Litecoin is one of the major competitors to bitcoin.
  9. 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.
  10. Investing Strategy

    How Unilever Makes Money (UL)

    Open your fridge, your pantry, your bathroom cabinet and you'll find the Unilever logo. Here's how the company got so enormous.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Company Insights

    How AT&T Makes Money

    A third of Americans use an AT&T mobile phone. How did it evolve from a state-sponsored monopoly, though antitrust and ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    How 21st Century Fox (FOX) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
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