Dave Rathmanner

As the VP of Content at LendEDU, Dave regularly plans and writes content to help consumers with their personal finances. Dave’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, CNBC, US News, Yahoo Finance, NPR, and more.

Articles by Dave Rathmanner:

14
Jan
4 Ways to Save Money While Paying Back Student Loans

Are you having problems making your student loan payments while trying to save extra money? Saving may sound difficult, but it can be done with a little effort.

Posted in: Student Loans,
14
Jan
Best Commercial Truck Insurance Companies

In order to operate legally, a truck driver needs insurance. The problem is, finding that insurance can be difficult. There are several companies that offer commercial truck insurance which we have reviewed below.

Posted in: Insurance,
10
Jan
Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses

There are many options available for nurses who have outstanding educational loans, including student loan forgiveness. Many forgiveness programs are federal-based options, but most states have programs too.

Posted in: Student Loans,
08
Jan
When to Consolidate Private and Federal Student Loans

If you have multiple student loans, especially if some are federal and others are private, you might be considering consolidating them into one loan. For some, that can help lower the interest rate and monthly payment amount, but this isn't always the case.

Posted in: Student Loans,
07
Jan
Student Loan Deferment & Forbearance Calculator

Many students who have difficulty paying their student debt often wish they could pause their student loan payments for a while. The idea of taking some time off from having to pay off your student loans might sound like a fantasy, but if your loans are through the U.S. Department of Education, you might qualify […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
02
Jan
Federal Student Loan Forgiveness: Debt Relief Programs

There are several ways you can get your federal student loans forgiven. It’s not easy, but if you find yourself in a difficult financial position or in a qualified career field, you may be exempt from paying your loans back.

Posted in: Student Loans,
27
Dec
Debt Consolidation vs. Bankruptcy: Which is Better?

Debt consolidation can drop your monthly payment and maybe your interest rate. Bankruptcy in the United States can wipe almost all of your debt and let you start over. The trick is in knowing which option is the best one for you.

Posted in: Credit Cards, Personal Finance, Personal Loans,
11
Dec
Raise Student Loans Review

Raise offers a private student loan option for borrowers with good credit or who have a creditworthy cosigner. Its interest rates are slightly higher than some other student loan lenders, so you might consider shopping around to make sure you're getting the lowest rate. If you do borrow from Raise, you won't have the option to defer payments while in school.

Posted in: Student Loans,
11
Dec
Summer Student Loan Tool Review

The Summer Student Loan Tool is a new offering that seeks to help graduates manage their student loan balances. While not much is known about it yet, it might be an excellent new resource for recent grads.

Posted in: Student Loans,
06
Dec
Best Personal Lines of Credit

This article will look at some of the advantages of taking out a personal line of credit. It explains what a personal line of credit is and how it differs from a personal loan or credit card. Learn whether you are a good candidate for a personal line of credit and understand more about five highly-rated lines of credit to consider.

Posted in: Personal Loans,