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Dave Rathmanner

Dave Rathmanner has researched and developed content on a variety of finance topics, such as student loans, personal loans, credit cards, and small business loans. Dave’s work has been featured by outlets including the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, U.S. News, Consumer Reports, Yahoo Finance, and NPR.


About Dave Rathmanner

Current Role

Founder and CEO, Upper 9 Media


Student loans, personal loans, credit cards, small business loans, consumer personal finance habits


Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Delaware

Personal Finance Experience

Dave has researched, planned, and developed content around hundreds of personal finance topics ranging from student loans to small business loans to credit cards as the former vice president of content at LendEDU.

Aside from articles aimed at helping consumers make better financial decisions, Dave has published many in-depth, data-driven studies designed to gain insight into consumer spending habits and money management to figure out where consumers succeeding and struggling with their money, which colleges provide the best value for students, and much more.

Dave's studies have been featured in a number of national outlets, such as Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, U.S. News, International Business Times, Consumer Reports, VICE, Yahoo Finance, and NPR.

Latest from Dave Rathmanner

Parent PLUS Loans Guide

With the rising cost of college, students and their families are always looking for more options for funding. The federal Parent PLUS loan...

Plumbing Financing: Compare Your Options

Plumbing problems tend to appear suddenly, leaving you with little time to prepare—especially financially. When a plumbing emergency is more costly than you...

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...

Swimming Pool Loans: Compare Your Financing Options

Personal loans, home equity loans, and dealer financing can all be used to finance a...

AARP Pet Insurance Discount

Pet-owning AARP members can alleviate concerns about their pets’ medical issues thanks to an AARP discounted pet insurance option, Fetch by The Dodo.

SoFi vs. LendingClub: Personal Loan Comparison

Both SoFi and LendingClub offer competitive online personal loans, but one option is clearly best....


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...

Pell Grants: Amounts, Limits, & Eligibility

Pell Grants are need-based grants issued to students who demonstrate financial need to help pay...

Cost of College in the U.S. – Average Statistics & Institution-Specific Costs

A look at the average cost of college by school type and the sticker prices...

Snowmobile Financing

Found the perfect snowmobile, but aren't sure how to pay for it? Our guide to snowmobile financing will walk you through your loan...