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:

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,
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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,
16
Jan
Best Robo Advisors in 2019

With automated features, robo-advisors combine technology with traditional investing concepts. Compare some of the best robo-advisors available.

Posted in: Investing,
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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,
Tags: ptype_review,
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,
Tags: ptype_review,
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,
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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, ptype_cornerstone,
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,