Ashley Sutphin Watkins

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
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: Managing Debt, Personal Finance,
02
May
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: Private Student Loans, Student 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,
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,
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: Dental Insurance, Insurance,
07
Nov
How to Check the Application Status for a Discover Credit Card

When you’re waiting on an application for a Discover card, you don’t have to stay in the dark. The card issuer offers two ways to check the status of your application – online or by phone.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
06
Nov
How to Check Your Capital One Credit Card Application Status

When you apply for a Capital One credit card, you might not receive an immediate decision, although some decisions are issued within 60 seconds. If you don’t get an immediate decision, you might want to check your Capital One credit card application status.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
05
Nov
How to Request a Bank of America Credit Limit Increase

Requesting a credit limit increase on a credit card with Bank of America is possible.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
19
Oct
Watch Out for Payday Loan Collection Scams

Scam Alert: Fake payday loan collectors target previous payday loan customers and threaten jail time and more to get victims to pay debts they don’t owe. Learn how to spot the red flags and follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim of a fake payday loan debt collection scam.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
18
Oct
Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Student loan debt has proven to be crippling for many students, but forgiveness programs are available in addition to cancellation and discharge of loans. Most loan forgiveness programs stem from employment in certain fields through either federal or state-based programs.

Posted in: Student Loan Guides, Student Loans,