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:

02
Oct
How to Use a HELOC to Pay Off Student Loans

Using a HELOC to pay off your student loan debt could save you a lot of money in interest, but you risk losing your home if you can't make payments. Only use this strategy if you are sure that you can afford the payments until the HELOC is paid off.

Posted in: Home Equity, Resources, Student Loans,
01
Oct
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,
01
Oct
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,
01
Oct
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,
01
Oct
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,
01
Oct
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,
03
Aug
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,
03
Aug
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,
01
Jul
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,
01
Jul
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, Learn More,