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 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. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  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 CVS Makes its Money

    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  6. 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 ...
  7. Investing Strategy

    How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  8. Investing Strategy

    Deere & Co.: How it Makes Money (TTC, AGCO)

    The history, market share, and future prospects of Deere & Co., the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the world.
  9. Investing Strategy

    How Medtronic Makes Money (MDT)

    Here's the story of an American medical device firm that covers almost every segment in medicine and recently moved to Ireland ...
  10. Insurance

    Target's Easter Toys and the 5 Most Costly Product Recalls (TGT)

    Target's Easter recall may not be worth much, but here's a list of product recalls that cost the manufacturers dearly
  11. Financial Analysis

    The Interest Rates: APR, APY And EAR

    When most people shop for financial products, all they focus on is the listed interest rate. Human eyes instinctively dismiss ...
  12. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Which Online Mortgage Lender is the Best?

    Finding the right online mortgage lender can be a tall task. Here's some help on how to avoid wasting your time.
  13. Politics & Money

    6 Famous Discontinued and Uncommon U.S. Currency Denominations

    While we can choose from an array of singles, fins, sawbucks, Jacksons and Benjamins, there are other denominations that ...
  14. Life Insurance

    When Life Insurance Isn't Worth It

    So, you're thinking about buying life insurance, but do you really need it?
  15. Trading Instruments

    Short Put

    A type of strategy regarding a put option, which is a contract that allows (but doesn't require) its holder to sell a security, ...