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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

Best Commercial Truck Insurance Companies

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AARP Pet Insurance Discount

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Pell Grants: Amounts, Limits, & Eligibility

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LendingClub vs. Prosper: Personal Loan Comparison

Searching for a personal loan? This LendingClub vs. Prosper personal loan comparison will show you...

Best Egg vs. LendingClub: Personal Loan Comparison

Both Best Egg and LendingClub offer personal loans, but they way they fund those loans...

Student Loan Deferment & Forbearance Calculator

Curious how a student loan deferment or forbearance would affect your finances? Check out our...

Safest Cities & States to Buy a Home in the U.S.

We analyzed the FBI's crime database to find the safest and most dangerous cities, states,...

Erie Renters Insurance Review

Erie renters insurance can be a good solution for those looking affordable policies and competitive coverage. Read on to learn more about the...

SoFi vs Best Egg: Personal Loan Comparison

Both SoFi and Best Egg offer personal loans, but which lender is right for you will depend on your credit history and loan...

Safeco Homeowners Insurance Review

Safeco insurance provides home insurance and policy add-ons at generally affordable rates. However, negative customer reviews on claims fulfillment and rising prices are...