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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

Student Loan Deferment & Forbearance Calculator

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Erie Renters Insurance Review

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SoFi vs Best Egg: Personal Loan Comparison

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Safeco Homeowners Insurance Review

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American Family Renters Insurance Review

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6 Credit Unions That Don’t Use ChexSystems

ChexSystems is a financial database used by some credit unions to determine if a potential customer presents too much risk. It is regulated...

Cities with the Most & Least Affordable Homes in the U.S. for 2020

A look at which areas of the United States have the highest and lowest proportion...

How Does the Graduated Repayment Plan Work for Student Loans?

A graduated repayment plan could offer you lower monthly payments on your federal student loans...

Student Loan Calculators

In most cases, you won't find one student loan calculator that can answer all your questions. That's why we created seven student loan...