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:

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,
17
Jul
Does Having Multiple Credit Cards Hurt Your Credit Score?

Some consumers hold multiple credit cards for a variety of reasons. For example, you might open multiple credit card accounts to take advantage of different rewards programs. It’s not uncommon to have both a travel card and a cash back card. Or, others might want access to more credit or want to earn multiple sign-up bonuses. Regardless

Posted in: Credit Cards,
17
Jul
Michigan Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants Guide

When Michigan students apply for financial aid, they go through a specific process. The crucial step is to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA is used by all colleges to determine eligibility for state and federal financial aid, as well as the Expected Family […]

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,