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.

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Investing Strategy

    How McDonald's Makes its Money

    McDonald’s is a massive global fast food empire. See how they got that way.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Investing Strategy

    How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money (UNH)

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, the country's largest healthcare company, rakes it in.
  9. Stocks

    How Johnson & Johnson Became A Household Name

    Johnson and Johnson is famous as the parent company of multiple household products that double as household names. Find out ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Investing Strategy

    How Citigroup Makes its Money

    As a business, Citi has everything going for it. Scale, operational breadth...and the ear of key policymakers.
  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, through antitrust and ...
  13. Trading Instruments

    Short Put

    A short put is when a put trade is opened by writing the option.
  14. Investing Strategy

    How Capital One Makes its Profits

    Once an upstart, Capital One is now a financial powerhouse. Here's how it happened.
  15. Investing Strategy

    How Boeing Makes its Money (MSFT, BA)

    The number of market leaders that indisputably dominated their industry in 1916 and still do today is almost nonexistent ...