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. 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 ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    How BlackRock Makes Money

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Investing Strategy

    How United Technologies Makes its Money

    If you've flown in an airplane, shopped for food, or sat comfortably in a hot climate, you've probably used a United Technologies ...
  6. Debt

    Debt Versus Deficit: Understanding the Differences

    Gain an understanding how deficit differs from debt, and how they are related.
  7. Commodities

    10 Canadian Oil Companies Worth Your Attention

    Tapping Canada's vast natural resources requires a host of local oil and gas exploration and production companies. Here's ...
  8. Stocks

    Why Walmart's Growth is No Longer a Given

    Walmart is the ultimate mom-and-pop success story, but how can the largest retailer in the world continue growing in the ...
  9. Trading Strategy

    Percentage Price Oscillator – An 'Elegant Indicator'

    The percentage price oscillator, which measures momentum, is among the more sophisticated tools in the technical analysis ...
  10. Investing Strategy

    How TSMC Makes Money (TSM)

    One of the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturers, which you might never have heard of, creates products you use every ...
  11. Investing Strategy

    Inside Intel: A Look At The Mega Chipmaker

    There's a very good chance that you've utilized an Intel chip today. Here's how the chipmaker became so ubiquitous.
  12. Stocks

    The Nasdaq Pre-Market: What You Need to Know

    Curious about Nasdaq pre-market or extended-hours trading? Here's a quick guide.
  13. Retirement Savings

    The Best Alternatives to a 401(k)

    A 401(k) is the traditional retirement account for most Americans. However, there may be better options.
  14. Financial Analysis

    How The NFL Makes Money (GME, HRL)

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  15. Investing Strategy

    How Honeywell Makes its Money (HON)

    Honeywell is a true conglomerate in a world of ever-greater specialization. Here's how it generates revenue.