Ana Staples


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 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 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.

You can also find her on LinkedIn or send her and the Bankrate team your credit or personal finance questions here.

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

  • Best budgeting apps for 2021

    Budgeting apps can help provide a means to track and maintain your budget. We’ve come up with a list of the best ones. Find out which app best suits your needs.

    5 min read Jun 16, 2021
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  • What is a statement credit?

    Statement credits happen within your card’s online portal, reflecting a near-immediate reduction to your card’s balance. It’s a no-fuss way to shave down your debt with little more than a click.

    6 min read May 26, 2021
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  • What is a credit card?

    In this column, we talk all things young credit and personal finance for young people. I’ve told you about credit card basics and boosting your credit, about getting your first credit card and the worst [...]

    3 min read May 22, 2021
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  • Capital One Quicksilver Card benefits guide

    The Capital One Quicksilver is a convenient cash back card, but it has much more to offer than its 1.5 percent cash back rate. Learn more about the benefits that come with this product.

    3 min read May 18, 2021
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  • Citi Double Cash vs Citi Diamond Preferred

    If you’re looking for a no-annual-fee credit card, Citi has a few attractive products to offer. The Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card and Citi® Double Cash Card are two popular options. But make sure [...]

    4 min read May 18, 2021
  • Is Capital One Quicksilver worth it?

    The Capital One Quicksilver credit card might not offer the most value as far as flat-rate cash back credit cards go, but it’s a decent choice for cardholders seeking simplicity in their card reward [...]

    4 min read May 14, 2021
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