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:

19
Mar
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: Small Business Loans,
19
Mar
Upromise Review: Earn Savings Towards College

Upromise is a company owned by Sallie Mae that offers participation in a loyalty rewards program to help students and families save for college or pay down existing student loans. The cash back Upromise Mastercard is an optional addition to the Upromise program.

Posted in: Credit Cards, Student Loans,
13
Mar
What You Need to Know About Modern Portfolio Theory

Modern portfolio theory can be extremely valuable for investors of any age who are developing a strategy for their portfolio. Its primary aim is to reduce risk through diversification.

Posted in: Investing,
12
Mar
How to Save on Halloween

With the cost of Halloween continuing to rise for many families, it can be valuable to look for opportunities to save. There are different options to save on candy, costumes, and decorations including coupons, repurposing old items, and searching for deals.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
08
Mar
Capital One Student Loans: Alternatives to Consider

Capital One doesn’t offer student loans, although it does offer other forms of financing. For those trying to fund their college education, these other financial products are viable alternatives to Capital One student loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
08
Mar
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Student Loans Review

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union offers several different student loan options for members. These options include the Student Choice Private Loan, the Student Choice Graduate Business Loan, the Student Choice Student Loan Refinance, and the Technology Loan.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review,
07
Mar
Firstmark Student Loans Review

Firstmark Services is a company based in Nebraska that specializes in servicing private student loans. Firstmark has been part of the student loans servicing sector since 1997.

Posted in: Student Loans,
25
Feb
Grad PLUS Loan Guide

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,
25
Feb
Small Business Loans for Veterans

Owning a business is something many veterans aspire to after they leave active duty service. There are government and private programs, as well as small business loans for veterans, that can help them become entrepreneurs.

Posted in: Small Business Loans,
22
Feb
Is Dental Insurance Worth It?

Whether or not dental insurance is worth it depends on several factors, including your health, age, and financial situation.

Posted in: Insurance,