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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
3 min read Apr 15, 2021
Learn how to budget for dating, as well as which credit cards may help in the process.4 min read Apr 07, 2021
Filing taxes may seem daunting, but for the average person, it’s usually fairly simple.7 min read Mar 24, 2021
Barclays and AARP are debuting brand-new credit cards designed for AARP members.3 min read Mar 22, 2021
Earn points or miles by referring friends to your favorite rewards cards.6 min read Mar 12, 2021
Genesis Financial Solutions provides credit card options for those with poor credit.3 min read Mar 02, 2021
Read Bankrate’s expert picks for the best balance transfer cards with no fee.4 min read Feb 26, 2021
Purchasing a home warranty can help you save money if something breaks, but you don’t always need it.4 min read Feb 10, 2021