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About the author
“I share the advice I wish someone had shared with me a long time ago. I want my reader to find my words when they're most needed… and be able to make a better-informed financial decision because of something I've written. That's what keeps me going.” - Ana Staples
Ana Staples is a reporter for Bankrate and an expert on all things credit basics and personal finance for the younger generation. She has two expert columns that aim to offer financial education and encouragement to young people: “Swiping Right” on CreditCards.com and “Green & Growing” on Bankrate. Ana also covers credit card news and discusses women’s finance on To Her Credit.
Ana first started working as a writer in 2015 at a small car transportation firm in Los Angeles, California, focusing on the company’s SEO needs. Since that time, she’s written for a wide range of industries, from commercial interior design to ecommerce.
She entered the credit industry contracting with Experian in 2019, where Ana worked as an SEO content specialist and contributed a few articles to the bureau’s blog. She joined CreditCards.com in 2020 and began writing for Bankrate, as well, later that year.
Ana studied journalism and public relations at Moscow State Institute of International Relations before making a leap to try herself at acting in New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California—you can check out her acting chops on Bankrate’s TikTok.
In her free time, Ana writes romance stories and plans a trip to the French Riviera she'll take one day—when she has enough points, that is.
Ana's Latest Articles
2 min read Sep 14, 2021
From security codes to minimum payments, here are the concepts you need to know.6 min read Sep 08, 2021
Citi is a Bankrate advertising partner. Rewards credit cards get a lot of good press for the money-saving benefits: statement credits, points and cash back. What’s not to love about them? But fans of [...]7 min read Sep 01, 2021
Shopping for a retail credit card might not be the best option for you. Before you invest, read our advice on store cards and whether a general credit card might be a better fit.5 min read Aug 25, 2021
Social media is affecting consumers more than ever. Learn how to shop with caution.4 min read Aug 11, 2021
As travel restrictions lessen and more entertainment venues open back up again, Gen Z and Millennials are itching to celebrate the ‘end’ of the pandemic. However, a recent survey suggests that many [...]4 min read Jul 28, 2021
Whether you’ve signed up for the Apple Card to take advantage of the special financing terms on Apple products or for its unique features, you might be wondering how to increase your credit line on the [...]4 min read Jul 15, 2021
Maximizing your credit card rewards can mean redeeming points on travel, earning cash back, and so much more. Read for our take on how we make the most of your credit card rewards, and find out how to [...]6 min read Jul 14, 2021