Ashley Sutphin Watkins

Ashley Sutphin Watkins is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied journalism. She has worked as a journalist, content creator, and copywriter for nearly a decade, with a focus on personal finance, real estate, and healthcare. She now lives in Knoxville with her husband and young kids. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and enjoying the outdoors in East Tennessee.

Articles by Ashley Sutphin Watkins:

20
Jan
SoFi Private Student Loans Review

SoFi recently announced it would offer private student loans in addition to its existing student loan refinancing options. These undergraduate loans have no fees and are managed entirely online.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
14
Jan
Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits to Be Devalued

While many consumers sign up for the best credit cards almost entirely for the rewards and perks they offer, those can and often do change. Anytime you receive a new credit card, you may not read through the agreement that comes with it, but it’s going to state that features and benefits of the rewards program can […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
10
Jan
Best Free Stock Trading Platforms

Free stock trading platforms can offer robust features and capabilities. We look at four options that offer “free” stock trading, but it’s clear that investors should review commissions and other fees that might be included.

Posted in: Investing,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
09
Jan
Best Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance provides lifetime insurance coverage and policies also accrue a cash value. Whole life insurance tends to have more expensive premiums than term life insurance.

Posted in: Insurance,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
08
Jan
Small Business Loans for Minorities

Small business loans for minorities offer the opportunity to fund a new venture, and they often have favorable terms and rates. Other loan programs that aren’t geared solely toward minorities could certainly still benefit minority business owners.

Posted in: Compare Options (2), Small Business Loans,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
07
Jan
Banner Life Insurance Review

Banner Life may be a good option for life insurance with its competitive pricing. Overall, it offers a well-established service and is worth researching quotes specific to your scenario if you are in the market for life insurance.

Posted in: Insurance,
Tags: ptype_review,
07
Jan
Veterinary Practice Loans and Financing

Many veterinarians will start their careers by working within a practice that’s already well-established. Another option, either when you finish school or after you’ve worked as an associate at an established practice, is to start your own clinic. Building a new practice does require careful planning, as well as financing. Veterinary practice loans can help […]

Posted in: Options by Business, Small Business Loans,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
06
Jan
Best Debt Management Companies

A good debt management company can help you deal with unsecured debt, such as from credit cards or medical bills, that you’re having trouble repaying. These companies might be able to help you simplify payments, reduce interest expenses, and save money on fees.

Posted in: Managing Debt, Personal Finance,
Tags: ptype_cornerstone,
06
Jan
Direct Grad PLUS Loan: Eligibility Requirements & Application Advice

The Grad PLUS Loan is a federal education loan for graduate students. The Grad PLUS Loan is also available to students who are going to attend professional school. The interest rate for this loan is fixed, and the borrower’s credit history is a factor in eligibility.

Posted in: Student Loans,
06
Jan
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance Review

Healthy Paws offers good coverage and a solid value for pet owners. There aren’t caps on payouts and conditions such as hip dysplasia are often covered, although there are age limits and waiting periods.

Posted in: Pet Insurance, Reviews (2),
Tags: product review, ptype_review,