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 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.
  2. Virtual Currency

    What Is Litecoin And How Does It Work?

    Litecoin is one of the major competitors to bitcoin.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. Investing Strategy

    How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money (UNH)

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. Investing Strategy

    How CVS Makes its Money

    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. Stocks

    Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)

    With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway ...
  14. Investing Strategy

    How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  15. 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.
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