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
Aug
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 Loan Information, Student Loans,
03
Jul
Refinance Parent PLUS Loans

There a few lenders who allow qualified borrowers to refinance Parent PLUS Loans to help you save on interest costs. In addition, many of these lenders will also allow you to transfer the loan to your child if you wish.

Posted in: Refinancing Student Loans, Student Loans,
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21
Jun
FAFSA Guide

It’s important for all college students to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here's a look at who is eligible for federal aid, how to apply, important dates to watch out for, and what your next steps will be.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
21
Jun
Pell Grants: Amounts, Limits, & Eligibility

Pell Grants are need-based grants issued to students who demonstrate financial need to help pay for college. The annual maximum amount for the 2019-20 school year is $6,195 and students may only receive Pell Grants for 12 semesters.

Posted in: Financial Aid,
21
Jun
CornerStone Student Loans: Servicer Review

CornerStone is a well-established not-for-profit federal loan servicer that helps student loan borrowers in repayment. It has a wide variety of options for borrowers to help make repayment easier.

Posted in: Student Loans,
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06
Jun
Student Loan Calculators

When dealing with student loans, it is crucial to figure out the best way to pay them off and save money—especially considering that the average borrower has nearly $30,000 in debt at graduation, according to our student debt statistics. While you could calculate this by hand, it makes much more sense to utilize technology to save […]

Posted in: Student Loan Resources, Student Loans,
06
Jun
9 Credit Unions That Don’t Use ChexSystems

ChexSystems is a financial database used by some, but not all, banks and credit unions to determine if a potential customer presents too much risk. It is regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting System. If a person has a history of certain issues—such as overdrafts or bouncing checks—or if an account was closed for a […]

Posted in: Banking,
05
Jun
College Ave Student Loans Review

College Ave Student Loans 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,
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29
May
Should You Transfer Student Loan Debt to a Balance Transfer Credit Card?

Transferring your student loan debt to a 0% balance transfer credit may make sense if you can pay it off in the intro period. If you can't, however, avoid this strategy.

Posted in: Credit Cards, Student Loans,
29
May
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,