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. Retirement Living

    Common retirement advice that DINKs cannot ignore

    The retirement rules are different when a couple has no kids. There are many options if you do not have a kid, please check ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    How American Express Makes its Money

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  3. Investing Strategy

    How Bank of New York Mellon Makes Money (BNY) (BK)

    With a centuries old history, BNY Mellon can still attract and retain its clients the old fashioned way while growing this ...
  4. 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.
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The barbell investment strategy

    The barbell strategy is standard conventional wisdom offered regarding modern portfolio theory, to strike an acceptable balance ...
  6. Life Insurance

    Want To Sell Life Insurance? Read This First

    Looking for a career that offers big a financial upside and the lure of self-employment? Life insurance sales could well ...
  7. Virtual Currency

    What Is Litecoin And How Does It Work?

    Litecoin is one of the major competitors to bitcoin.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. Investing Strategy

    How CVS Makes its Money

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

    How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  14. 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.
  15. Company Insights

    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