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:

28
Aug
Vermont Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

Vermont has historically had one of the highest student loan debt averages in the nation with the average borrower from the Class of 2017 having $29,656 at graduation. Yet Vermont students don’t necessarily have to rely entirely on student loans to finance their education. Along with federal and state loans, ample scholarship and grant programs […]

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
28
Aug
Maine Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

When students in Maine are exploring how they’ll pay for college, they’ll find plenty of options available including federal and state aid, as well as scholarships, grants, and student loan options. Applying for scholarships and grants can take some time and research as they are typically competitive. That time is often well worth it, though, since […]

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
20
Aug
What is Collision Insurance?

In almost all the states in the U.S., you’re required to have a minimum car insurance policy that will cover property damage and bodily injury. In some states, you also have to have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. While those are often the minimum requirements, states don’t require that you have collision insurance. ​Collision insurance definition

Posted in: Insurance,
17
Aug
52-Week Money Challenge: What You Should Know

Many people feel like their finances are spiraling out of control. If you’re among them, maybe you’re spending frivolously, or not focusing on longer-term financial goals such as starting an emergency fund or retirement account. It’s frustrating to be in a situation where you’re not in control of your finances, but there are solutions. Many […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
14
Aug
Non-Owner Car Insurance

Even people who don’t own a car may need auto insurance. Non-owner car insurance is a policy for people who don’t have a car, but who need some liability coverage if they’re using another person’s car, or if they’re renting one. For drivers who cause damage or an injury due to an accident, liability insurance provides […]

Posted in: Insurance,
14
Aug
Best Boat Insurance: Compare Companies and Rates

Boat ownership comes with ample luxuries, but it also demands several responsibilities, including boat insurance to protect them incase an accident occurs. Owning a watercraft of any kind brings legal liabilities, and you’ll want to protect yourself as much as possible. After all, there are thousands of accidents involving boats every year in the U.S. […]

Posted in: Insurance,
09
Aug
Average Cost of Motorcycle Insurance

Every motorcycle owner needs motorcycle insurance, whether they’re a full-time rider or only occasionally ride on the weekends. The average cost of motorcycle insurance can vary depending on the coverage you choose. Most states require that motorcycle owners have at least liability coverage. The minimum liability insurance requirement is the same as what’s required for

Posted in: Insurance,
18
Jul
How Long Will It Take to Pay Off My Student Loans?

When it comes to student loans, borrowers often want to pay them off as fast as possible. Not only does it help save on interest costs, but it also eliminates the anxiety and stress that often comes with having student loan repayment hanging over their heads. It’s difficult to move forward financially under the burden of student […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
18
Jul
How Do You Legally Settle Student Loan Debt?

Student loan debt can feel like a crushing burden and millions of Americans have already defaulted on their obligations. Borrowers may have the option to erase the debt burden through student loan settlement. When a borrower settles student loan debt, they agree to pay less than what they originally owed. Certain factors can determine whether or […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
17
Jul
Should You Use a Personal Loan to Invest in an IRA Quickly?

An individual retirement account, or IRA, is one of the most popular ways to save and invest money because of its tax benefits and advantages. When you contribute to your IRA, you’re adding money to your account that’s used to purchase investments like stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. The accountholder can withdraw money from their […]

Posted in: Personal Loans,