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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
1 min read Feb 09, 2021
I tried Experian Boost. Here’s how it helped my credit.4 min read Jan 27, 2021
If you’re looking for your first credit card, here’s what you need to know.4 min read Apr 28, 2021
As the new year approaches, here are the 10 worst credit card mistakes to avoid.5 min read Dec 30, 2020
If you’ve just moved into your first apartment, or you’ve decided to start fresh in a new place, here’s how to furnish your new home without going bankrupt.6 min read Dec 16, 2020
Both are no annual fee rewards cards, but depending on what you value most, their worth varies.6 min read Dec 14, 2020
All the stories on credit cards in Bankrate’s Basics4 min read Dec 02, 2020
All it takes to get the most out of this holiday season and maximize your savings is the right credit card. Here’s why the Discover it Cash Back might be just the right choice.5 min read Nov 18, 2020