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:

01
Oct
How to Pay for Room and Board in College

If you need additional money to pay for room and board, you can look into applying for more financial aid, housing assistance grants and scholarships, or take out a student loan.

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
01
Oct
What is a Student Loan Grace Period?

Most student loans come with a grace period during which you don’t have to make payments. If you’re smart, however, you’ll use some tips and tricks to maximize your savings on your student loan repayment—and minimize your debt.

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
01
Oct
SimpleFi Student Loan Refinancing Alternatives

SimpleFi was a student loan refinancing company based in Palo Alto, California. They were originally founded in 2012 with the goal of helping borrowers better manage their student loan debt but they went out of business.

Posted in: Student Loans,
24
Jul
Best Life Insurance for Married Couples

If you’re married, a joint life insurance policy can save you money and keep your family financially secure in the event of you or your spouse’s death. To find the best deal, comparison shop because there are many companies on the market.

Posted in: Insurance, Life Insurance,
01
Jul
FAFSA Guide

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 eligible for federal aid, how to apply, important dates to watch out for, and what your next steps will be.

Posted in: Federal Student Loans, Financial Aid, Student Loans,
01
Jul
Pell Grants: Amounts, Limits, & Eligibility

Pell Grants are need-based grants issued to students who demonstrate financial need to help pay for college. The annual maximum amount for the 2021-22 school year is $6,495 and students may only receive Pell Grants for 12 semesters.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Learn More,
09
Jun
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 at 1,728 institutions throughout the U.S.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Learn More,
05
Jun
What to Do About Your Student Loans If You Lose Your Job

If you have a significant amount of student loan debt, you might have frequent nightmares about losing your job. But dealing with your student loans if you find yourself unemployed isn’t as scary as you might think. In fact, all federal student loans and some private student loans have protections that may be able to […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
27
Apr
Student Loan Deferment

Life, as you likely know, can be as expensive as it is unexpected, and for student loan borrowers, that can lead to some stressful times. For some, the weight of college coursework makes it impossible to pin down a wage big enough to make student loan payments. Similarly, some find that their post-grad financial situation […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
27
Jan
Debt Payoff Calculator | Find Your Repayment Time

Wondering how long it will take you to pay off your debt? Our debt payoff calculator will help.

Posted in: Managing Debt, Personal Finance,