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
May
Best Identity Theft Protection

When looking for an identity theft protection service, there are many features to look for. Some of the top companies offer identity monitoring, control, and recovery services. This can help detect, prevent, and resolve identity theft and fraud.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
Tags: ptype_cornerstone,
23
May
SoFi Money Review: Earn More From Your Bank Account

SoFi Money offers a hybrid online savings and checking account with no account minimum fees, no overdraft fees, and no ATM transaction fees. Your SoFi bank account balance will earn 2.25% APY.

Posted in: Banking,
Tags: ptype_review,
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,
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, ptype_review,
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,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
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,
Tags: ptype_review,
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
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, ptype_review,