Dave Rathmanner

Dave Rathmanner

Dave Rathmanner, a graduate of the University of Delaware, regularly plans and writes content about student loans, personal loans, credit cards, small business loans, mortgages, and a variety of other financial products. Dave’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, U.S. News, International Business Times, Consumer Reports, VICE, Yahoo Finance, NPR, and more.

Articles by Dave Rathmanner:

05
Jun
What to Do About Your Student Loans If You Lose Your Job

If you have a significant amount of student loan debt, you might have frequent nightmares about losing your job. But dealing with your student loans if you find yourself unemployed isn’t as scary as you might think. In fact, all federal student loans and some private student loans have protections that may be able to […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Jun
Current Student Loan Interest Rates

See current student loan interest rates for federal student loans, private student loans, and student loan refinancing.

Posted in: Student Loans,
02
Jun
How to Pay for Room and Board in College

If you need additional money to pay for room and board, you can look into applying for more financial aid, housing assistance grants and scholarships, or take out a student loan.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Scholarships, Student Loans,
02
Jun
Personal Loans for Students

Personal loans might be an option for students who need additional funds after financial aid. The lenders below offer personal loans for students. However, before jumping in, make sure you know what you’re getting into—and what might be a better idea.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
01
Jun
SimpleFi Student Loan Refinancing Alternatives

SimpleFi was a student loan refinancing company based in Palo Alto, California. They were originally founded in 2012 with the goal of helping borrowers better manage their student loan debt but they went out of business.

Posted in: Student Loans,
18
May
College Ave Student Loans Review

College Ave offers both private student loans and student loan refinancing. The lender has a wide variety of loan options and offers competitive rates and benefits.

Posted in: Student Loan Reviews, Student Loans,
15
May
Refinance Parent PLUS Loans

You can refinance Parent PLUS loans to help you save on interest costs. In addition, many lenders will allow you to transfer the loan to your child.

Posted in: Refinancing Student Loans, Student Loans,
14
May
DACA Financial Aid Options

If you're a DACA student, it may be hard to get student aid for college. Though your ineligibility for federal funds makes things more difficult, it is still possible to find money for school.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
04
May
Should You Consolidate Your Student Loans?

Are you making separate student loan payments each month on student loans? You may want to consider consolidating your student loans. Student loan consolidation and refinancing can help relieve some of the pain caused by multiple interest payments. Student loans are tough these days. The most recent student loan debt statistics show 71% of college graduates [&helli

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
May
What is a Student Loan Grace Period?

Most student loans come with a grace period during which you don’t have to make payments. If you’re smart, however, you’ll use some tips and tricks to maximize your savings on your student loan repayment—and minimize your debt.

Posted in: Student Loans,