Angela Colley

Angela Colley

Angela Colley is a freelance writer based in New Orleans and an expert at the fine art of renting apartments. And it IS an art.

Ghost town

Buying A Ghost Town

January 22, 2015

Want to become the mayor, the sheriff, and the outlaw? Here’s how you can buy your own ghost town without spending the big Hollywood bucks.

Buying a ghost town

How To Buy A Ghost Town In 7 Easy Steps

January 22, 2015

Want to become the mayor, the sheriff, and the outlaw? Here’s how you can buy your own ghost town without spending the big Hollywood bucks.

Save on Mardi Gras

How To Save Money At Mardi Gras

January 19, 2015

A New Orleans local tells you exactly where to go and what to do to save big bucks during the big party.

Dumbest apps

Infographic: 20 Dumbest Apps Of 2014

January 5, 2015

Yes, there’s an app for that — no matter how stupid the idea.

Find Haunted Hotels

How To Find Cheap Haunted Hotels

October 21, 2014

If you don’t want to spend Halloween at home, here’s how to save without a scary price tag.

Do you use subscription boxes?

Which subscription boxes are really a deal?

October 9, 2014

We signed up for seven eccentric subscription boxes. Here’s the mystery stuff we got, and what we thought.

How to save on garage sales

8 tips to getting the best deals at garage sales

October 7, 2014

Garage sales both rewarding and risky. Here’s how to score a deal every time.

How to find a pet-friendly apartment

6 steps to renting a pet-friendly apartment

September 22, 2014

Here’s how to save time and money while keeping the landlord and your neighbors happy.

Should you be buying groceries online?

How to buy groceries online the right way

September 16, 2014

Only a fraction of shoppers buy groceries online, but that’s growing. Here’s how to save money and eat right.

Don't settle for high rent rates.

7 ways to beat the high cost of rent

September 9, 2014

Nationwide, rents are at an all-time high. Here’s how to still find a sweet deal.

Myths about renters insurance abound

8 myths about renters insurance

September 4, 2014

It’s a lot cheaper and covers a lot more than you probably think.

How to save on your dog

19 ways to save big on your dog

August 26, 2014

We spoil our dogs, but that doesn’t mean we have to spoil our budgets, too.

Sell your junk car online

How to sell your junk car online — for serious cash

August 21, 2014

In the time it takes to read this, you could find a buyer for your crappy car.

Find a roommate who isn't crazy

How to deal with a crazy roommate without wrecking your rental history

July 14, 2014

Here are a half-dozen simple suggestions from a landlord and real estate podcaster.

Rent your home and make money

Don’t sell your home when you move. Rent it and profit.

July 7, 2014

Under the right conditions, you can make more by NOT selling your house.

How to beat an ID thief

How I defeated my ID thief

June 19, 2014

If your Social Security Number is stolen like mine was, here are 5 easy steps to strike back.

How to spot a bad landlord

How to spot a terrible landlord before you rent

June 10, 2014

Here are six crucial questions to ask your landlord and yourself if you want to find the right rental at the right price.


Is mead worth the money?

May 28, 2014

Here’s the buzz on the newest, oldest alcoholic beverage that’s making a comeback.

Renting myths

8 big renting myths landlords and tenants believe

May 27, 2014

You think you know the law about renting a place to live? We bet you don’t.

How I finally beat the bank.

I finally beat the bank that took all my money!

May 21, 2014

My bank suddenly closed my checking account and didn’t return my money. I got it all back. Here’s how.

Renting myths

7 tips to renting an apartment online without getting scammed

May 20, 2014

Like everything else, the Internet has made renting an apartment both easier and more dangerous.

You can grow your own food no matter where you live.

5 simple steps to growing your own food

May 1, 2014

You don’t have to possess a green thumb or spend hours getting dirt under your fingernails.

You need to know these social media dos and don'ts.

Social media DOs and DON’Ts for a job search

April 17, 2014

Here are 5 ways social media can cost you a job, and 7 ways it can help you land one.

Here's how to save on drinks, whether it's wine, beer, or spirits.

How to imbibe at the bar without going broke

April 14, 2014

Here are 5 tips for saving while drinking — from a New Orleans bartender.

HSBC closed my checking account without telling me.

Yup, your bank can close your checking account without telling you!

March 14, 2014

After seven years, my bank suddenly closed my checking account and didn’t return my money. Here’s what I learned.