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:

22
Jan
How One Couple Paid Off $80,000 in Less Than Three Years

If you think paying off $80,000 worth of student loan debt in three years is impossible – you need to meet Lance and Tori Cothern. While Lance managed to get through school without going into debt, Tori graduated with a nursing degree with over $80,000 in loans. When they married, they decided that they wanted to pay […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
06
Jan
President Obama’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program Guide

There was legislation passed under President Obama in 2014 which aims to cap the amount student loan borrowers will have to pay out each month for their federal student loans. Rightly or wrongly, this student loan policy is often referred to on the web as Obama student loan forgiveness, often times this term is thrown […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
06
Jan
Should You Marry Someone With Six Figures of Student Loan Debt?

Imagine meeting the man or woman of your dreams, falling in love and then finding out that they have over six figures in student loan debt—well above the average. Would you marry them? Wait for them to pay off their student loans? Or move on? Culturally, we’re told that when we find ‘The One’ everything will […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
27
May
Nursing Graduation Gifts Guide

Graduating from nursing schools requires disciplined dedication. Between countless hours studying complex medial topics to applying what’s learned in a classroom setting, nursing school represents a 24/7 commitment that not many students can make. Find a gift for a recent nursing graduate is also difficult. We put together this nursing graduation gifts guide to help

Posted in: Personal Finance,
01
May
Military Student Loan Forgiveness: A Complete Guide

Military student loan forgiveness has been a hot topic in the media recently and rightly so. Military service personnel grant freedom for the country and maintain peace in areas where there is a high probability of the occurrence of a conflict. These people put their life at risk in order to keep their nation safe. […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
May
Teacher Student Loan Forgiveness: A Complete Guide

Teachers open the gateway to learning, support kids in their discovery of the world, and provide them with the necessary tools to succeed in life. The educational system cannot function properly without dedicated and well-prepared teachers, so investing in their professional preparation is a moral duty of every state. This is one of the reasons […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
05
Jan
Plan and Execute a College Budget

With the advent of credit and debit cards, money can seem like an abstraction. Cash is no longer king, replaced by plastic. In no time at all, students may find that they’ve spent their entire month’s budget on personal expenses and unnecessary items, and then additional bills layered on top in their inboxes. Taking control […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
24
Nov
5 States With the Most Student Loan Debt in 2013

It is no secret that earning a four-year college degree goes a long way towards helping you gain professional employment. According to the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), earning a college degree is the best way to secure gainful employment in the field that you studied. However, the average cost of college continues to […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
23
Oct
6 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means

Do you wake up every morning wondering if your electricity will still be on? Do you dread answering the phone, fearing yet another debt collection call? Have you been seriously considering bankruptcy as a solution to your debt? If so, you’ve been living beyond your means for quite some time. And if not, there are […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
02
Oct
How to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

You’re thinking of upgrading your phone (again), but maybe you aren’t so hot on the idea of slowly handing over thousands of dollars to your cell carrier for the next two years. Don’t settle for the status quo when there are tons of options for frugal buyers. Take advantage of any and all of the […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,