Dave Rathmanner

As the VP of Content at LendEDU, Dave regularly plans and writes content to help consumers with their personal finances. Dave’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, CNBC, US News, Yahoo Finance, NPR, and more.

Articles by Dave Rathmanner:

29
May
How to Decide if You Should Use a Home Equity Line of Credit to Pay Off Student Loans

Using a HELOC to pay off your student loan debt could save you a lot of money in interest, but you risk losing your home if you can't make payments. Only use this strategy if you are sure that you can afford the payments until the HELOC is paid off.

Posted in: Home Equity, Student Loans,
29
May
How to File the FAFSA When You Don’t Live With Your Parents

If you don't live with your parents, you may be considered an independent student in terms of the FAFSA. This will likely increase the amount of aid that you're eligible for.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
29
May
What is Considered Legal Residence on the FAFSA?

Your legal residence for the FAFSA typically is where your parents or legal guardians live. There are, however, often situations where the answer isn't so clear such as when your parents live in different locations.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
11
Apr
An Introduction to Money Management

When you were younger, you likely thought that your parents had the magical ability to get anything they wanted by swiping a card or handing over a few bills. But then one day, they explained why they couldn’t buy you a Barbie or toy truck every time they went to the store and you realized […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
15
Feb
Delaware Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

From student loans to different scholarships and grants, there are ways for students in Delaware to pay for their education — regardless of their age, educational goals, or fields of study.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
15
Feb
Connecticut Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

When you’re looking for ways to pay for college, it’s hard to know where to begin. This guide will help students hoping to attend college in Connecticut to find ways to fund their education.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
14
Feb
Arkansas Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

Arkansas has a robust set of scholarships, grants, and private student loans available to students who need help paying for school. Regardless of your major or level of schooling, chances are good that there’s a state-based program that can help you.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
28
Jan
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,
25
Jan
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,
25
Jan
South Dakota Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

If you’re a South Dakota student looking to stay in your home state for college, you have several options available to you along with federal offerings. You have you education paid for — and you may not even have to pay some of it back.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,