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

Pell Grants: Amounts, Limits, & Eligibility

Pell Grants are need-based grants issued to students who demonstrate financial need to help pay...

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...

Snowmobile Financing

Found the perfect snowmobile, but aren't sure how to pay for it? Our guide to snowmobile financing will walk you through your loan...

How to Do a Balance Transfer With a Citizens Bank Credit Card

Citizens Bank offers two credit cards that have no annual fees and 0% introductory APRs...

Best Egg vs. Upstart: Personal Loan Comparison

Searching for a personal loan? This Best Egg vs. Upstart comparison will help you determine...

LendingClub vs. Prosper: Personal Loan Comparison

Searching for a personal loan? This LendingClub vs. Prosper personal loan comparison will show you...

SoFi vs. Prosper: Personal Loan Comparison

Both SoFi and Prosper offer personal loans to creditworthy borrowers, but the way they fund those loans is different. Learn more in this...

Best Egg vs. LendingClub: Personal Loan Comparison

Both Best Egg and LendingClub offer personal loans, but they way they fund those loans...

Debt Pay Off Calculator | Find Your Repayment Time

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

Student Loan Deferment & Forbearance Calculator

Curious how a student loan deferment or forbearance would affect your finances? Check out our...