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:

10
Jan
How Long Does It Take to Get a Student Loan?

When you apply and are approved for a student loan, it might take a while to receive the funding. Just how long it will take really depends on the lender and also whether the loan is federal or private.

Posted in: Student Loans,
27
Dec
Citizens Bank CD Rates Review

Citizens Bank CD rates tend to be on par with most major traditional banks’ rates but below many online-only banks. Minimum account balances start at $1,000.

Posted in: Banking,
27
Dec
PNC Bank CD Rates Review

PNC Bank has a variety of CD products, including the Ready Access CD and the Variable Rate CD. PNC Bank regularly offers promotional rates on CDs and other deposit accounts that earn interest.

Posted in: Banking,
06
Dec
Best Student Bank Accounts

Student bank accounts provide a way for students who are away at college to start learning good budgeting and financial habits, and they’re a convenient and efficient way for students to learn to manage their personal finances. Some banks and financial institutions offer bank account products that are specifically geared toward students with features such as no fees.

Posted in: Banking,
30
Nov
Best Online Banks for 2019

Online banks have grown significantly in popularity in recent years thanks to benefits like higher interest rates on deposit accounts and lower fees. Some online banks excel in other areas as well, and choosing the right online bank can help consumers grow their money and also save money by paying less in fees.

Posted in: Banking,
Tags: banking info,
12
Nov
Is Life Insurance a Good Investment?

Life insurance is something that can have tremendous benefits for your loved ones in the event of your death. Some people wonder if life insurance is a smart investment, and if so, which types of insurance make the most financial sense. This depends greatly on the specifics of your personal financial situation.

Posted in: Insurance,
12
Nov
Does Life Insurance Get Paid Out on Murders?

Some people question what happens with a life insurance payout if the insured is murdered. In short, it is possible for benefits to be paid out if there was a murder, however, in certain situations, that may not be the case. There are potential situations where a beneficiary may not receive the proceeds of a policy, and it’s up to the life insurance company to make a dec

Posted in: Insurance,
08
Nov
Money Market vs. Savings Accounts

A money market account and a savings account have quite a few similarities. Both are low-risk, both are easy to open, and both earn some level of interest in most cases. However, there are differences that can have an impact on the minimum you can deposit and how often you can access your money.

Posted in: Banking,
08
Nov
Best Money Market Accounts and Rates

Money markets are similar to high-yield savings accounts. They offer a fair amount of flexibility and accessibility, with competitive interest rates. We selected the best money market accounts that have high APYs, low fees, and low minimum opening deposit requirements.

Posted in: Banking,
08
Nov
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,