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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
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
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 Jul 01, 2021
Some folks are willing to buy boatloads of pudding or fly all over for extra points or miles.5 min read Jun 30, 2021
A full breakdown of the costs and benefits of Amazon Prime.5 min read Jun 21, 2021
If you want to earn more rewards with multiple rewards credit cards, here’s everything you need to know about the best credit card combinations.9 min read Jun 17, 2021