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. FA Relevant

    Will Raising the Retirement Age Save Social Security?

    Social Security is the federal government’s biggest expenditure. Here's why raising the age of retirement may not be a bad ...
  2. High Net Worth Strategy

    Should University Endowments Be Taxed?

    Some politicians are calling for universities to pay taxes on their massive endowments. Should they?
  3. Commodities

    How Russia Makes Its Money - And Why It Doesn't Make More

    How does Russia make its money, and why doesn’t it make more?
  4. Markets & Economy

    What a Slowing Chinese Economy Means to Africa

    China is Africa's largest trading partner. What does China's slowing growth mean for the continent?
  5. FA Relevant

    Who's the Better Candidate for the Markets?

    Who is likely to be a more market-friendly president, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
  6. Investing Strategy

    How Total S.A. Makes Its Money (TOT, XOM)

    Total S.A., one of the Big 6 international petrochemical companies, is genius in its ability to see lucrative markets before ...
  7. Investing Strategy

    How Novo Nordisk Makes Money (NVO)

    Novo Nordisk, a Danish drugmaker, makes billions primarily by fighting hemophilia and diabetes. Here's its story.
  8. 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.
  9. FA Relevant

    Can the Market Predict a Recession?

    Is a bear market an indication that a recession is on the horizon?
  10. Investing Strategy

    Black Swans: No Point in Freaking Out

    Could 2016 be a big year for black swans? Who knows? Here's what black swans are, how they can devastate the unprepared, ...
  11. FA Relevant

    How China's Economy is Now Like America's

    China's economy could take the global economy down with it; why that might be good news in the grand scheme.
  12. Big Data

    How China Mobile Makes Money (CHL, CHU, CHA, VZ)

    The story behind China Mobile, the biggest company you might never have heard of.
  13. 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.
  14. Investing Strategy

    How PetroChina Makes Money (PTR)

    The story behind PetroChina, one of the three biggest companies in the world by revenue.
  15. Markets & Economy

    Trump vs. Bloomberg: How They Compare

    If Bloomberg enters the presidential race how will he compare to billionaire brethren Trump?