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
May
Best Home Improvement Loans for 2019

If you’re looking for a home improvement loan, you have several options including personal loans, home equity loans, and other financing choices.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
10
May
How to Pay Off Debt Fast

There are different ways to pay off debt including the debt snowball method and avalanche method. There are also debt consolidation loans and other financial products that combine your debt into one manageable payment.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
01
May
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,
10
Apr
HSBC Gold Mastercard Review: A Good Card for Avoiding High-Interest Debt

The HSBC Gold Mastercard features an introductory APR on both purchases and balance transfers. After that, the APR remains competitive depending on the cardholder’s credit.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
08
Apr
Chase Slate Credit Card Review

The Chase Slate card features an introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers. However, the credit card offers no rewards, cash back, or other fun perks.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: credit card review 2,
03
Apr
Citi Double Cash Card Review

The Citi Double Cash Credit Card offers cardholders the opportunity to earn cash back on purchases, and when you pay off those purchases.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: credit card review 2,
03
Apr
Citi Simplicity Card Review

The Citi Simplicity credit card offers an introductory 0% APR on balance transfers completed within four months of account opening. However, the card doesn’t offer a rewards program or many fun perks.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: credit card review 2,
03
Apr
HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard Credit Card Review

The HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard features an attractive unlimited cash reward rate on all purchases, and an anniversary bonus on all cash rewards earned, once a year.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
26
Mar
Variable vs. Fixed Rate Student Loans

Understanding interest rates is important because your rate determines how much you’ll pay on credit cards and other loan products, including student loans. Variable interest rates can increase or decrease over time, while fixed rates stay the same over the life of the loan.

Posted in: Student Loans,
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,