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Angela Colley

Angela Colley

Angela Colley is an accomplished journalist with a decade-long track record of helping people lead easier, more informed lives. She currently writes investigative news and feature stories about business and your money. Her work has appeared on other popular publications like MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, MainStreet, CNBC, Business Insider, and The Huffington Post. Angela has also been praised by publications like Bankrate and Kiplinger and interviewed as a personal finance expert on KGO Radio for San Francisco’s Consumer Talk program.

Angela Colley's Most Recent Features

Et Tu, Home Depot? What to Do if You Are the Victim of Credit Card Fraud

Are you a recent victim of credit card fraud, like the just-announced hack at Home Depot? Have you noticed suspicious charging activity on your statement? Credit card fraud can be stressful, but we've come up with a few tips to help you prevent identity theft from taking a toll on your credit history.

9 Surprising Perks You Didn't Realize Your Credit Card Offers

Better known credit card rewards include cashback and points you can use to "shop" through catalogs. But some companies go a bit farther and offer perks that many shoppers don't know about. Check to see if your credit cards carry any of these money-saving bonuses.

The Dollar Store Is Kicking JCPenney Out of Your Local Mall

Due to the recession and the rise of Internet shopping, department stores are suffering, and shopping malls are full of vacancies. But discount stores are booming — and filling some of the empty space.

Abercrombie and Hollister's New Retail Tactic: Lower Prices Across the Board

The preppy clothing giant, Abercrombie & Fitch, is looking to slash prices on its expensive clothing lines. The announcement, which came during its earnings call late last month, indicates that the brand is looking to price its clothes more competitively in an attempt to revitalize a tired brand with a less than stellar reputation.

Huge Bitcoin Exchange Goes Belly-up; What Does This Mean for the Currency?

The largest Bitcoin exchange in the world has shuttered its windows after apparently losing hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoins after a long-term hacker attack. The fallout has resulted in an increased scrutiny of Bitcoin safety — leading more people to consider pulling their Bitcoins offline — and raises questions about how far this nascent unregulated financial market will go.

Your Chromecast Will Soon Have a Lot More Content to Stream

When Google first released the Chromecast, there was much to be excited about. But a lack of compatible apps and content quelled some of that excitement. That is, until now. Developers will soon be able to create and release Chromecast-compatible sites and apps, making a slew of new material available to users in the next few months.

Checkout by Amazon Means Never Entering Your Credit Card Information Again

Love shopping online but hate having to enter your name, billing address, and credit card every time? You could checkout via PayPal, or you could opt to use the new payment system from Amazon: Checkout by Amazon. The recently released checkout system works a lot like PayPal, but Checkout by Amazon doesn't redirect users to a new webpage, and instead offers immediate access to users' Amazon address book and payment methods directly on merchant checkout pages.

Hollywood Has Found a New Way to Make Film Buffs Spend Even More Money

The last few years have seen an increase in retailer exclusives in a variety of categories, from media to clothing lines, and beyond. But despite its presence in the marketplace, consumers planning to buy Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray should be prepared for a surprise.

Tiered Loyalty Programs Offer Early Access to Sales

Tiered loyalty programs, in which there are various levels of membership depending on how much a shopper spends, are all the rage amongst retailers. And while they offer some truly great perks, they could potentially be a costly endeavor for most consumers.

New Gmail Promotions Tab Yields Special Retailer Coupons

The latest iteration of Gmail automatically groups emails into three tabs: "Primary," "Social," and "Promotions." But while consumers may herald these new default organizational tools, some retailers and marketing gurus are becoming worried, and as a result, attentive shoppers stand to profit.