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:

04
Oct
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 nine student loan calculators that each have one purpose.

Posted in: Student Loan Resources, Student Loans,
20
Sep
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: Student Loans,
21
Jun
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 2019-20 school year is $6,195 and students may only receive Pell Grants for 12 semesters.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Learn More,
21
Jun
CornerStone Student Loans: Servicer Review

CornerStone is a well-established not-for-profit federal loan servicer that helps student loan borrowers in repayment. It has a wide variety of options for borrowers to help make repayment easier.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_review,
20
Jun
Subaru Financing Review & Alternatives to Consider

For many drivers, a Subaru is a safe automobile that promises outdoor adventure, all-wheel-drive perks, top-rated reviews, and a solid following of enthusiasts. Regardless of why you’re considering a Subaru, you likely have one thing in common with other drivers – you need financing. Buying a car is a big financial decision, and many potential […]

Posted in: Auto Loans, Reviews (3),
Tags: ptype_review,
17
Jun
Personal Loans for Students

Personal loans might be an option for students who need additional funds after financial aid. You can find a lender that specializes in personal loans for students. Before jumping in, however, make sure you know what you’re getting into—and what might be a better idea.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
12
Jun
Is the American Express Platinum Annual Fee Worth It?

Premium rewards credit cards don’t come free of charge, but sometimes the card’s rewards help the card pay for itself. The Platinum Card from American Express is one of the best credit cards that can pay for itself, even with the hefty $550 annual fee, if you take full advantage of the benefits. The American Express Platinum card is one of

Posted in: Credit Cards,
07
Jun
Deserve Pro Credit Card Review

Card Details Overview Cardmembers earn 1% cash-back on all purchases, as well as 3% cash-back on travel and entertainment, and 2% cash-back on restaurant purchases Applicants have access to up to a $10,000 credit limit so long as they have established a credit history Available to L1, O1, and H1B visa holders No foreign transaction […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: credit card review 2, ptype_review,
07
Jun
Deserve EDU Credit Card Review

Card Details Overview Cardmembers earn 1% cash-back on all purchases Students have access to up to a $5,000 credit limit without a credit history Available to international students without a social security number No foreign transaction or annual fees Offers Amazon Prime Student membership fee reimbursement Cell phone insurance for up to $600 Travel assistance, [&helli

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: credit card review 2, ptype_review,
06
Jun
9 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 by the Fair Credit Reporting System. If a person has a history of certain issues—such as overdrafts or bouncing checks—he or she might be reported to ChexSystems. This information can stay on […]

Posted in: Banking, Compare Options (2),