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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

Subaru Financing Review & Alternatives to Consider

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How Long Does the FAFSA Take to Complete & Process?

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Prudential Life Insurance Review

Prudential is a well-established company that offers several types of life insurance to consumers. Costs for a life insurance policy can be as...

Assurant Renters Insurance Review

Consumers seeking renters insurance have options ranging from basic coverage to different additions. Making a coverage decision can be challenging, along with selecting...

Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses

There are many options available for nurses who have outstanding educational loans, including student loan forgiveness. Many forgiveness programs are federal-based options, but...

Summer Student Loan Tool Review

The Summer Student Loan Tool is a new offering that seeks to help graduates manage their student loan balances. While not much is...

A Look Inside the Class of 2017’s Plan for Student Loan Repayment

Each year, millions of students graduate college and embark on the beginning of their journeys...

A Look Into the Money Behind Fantasy Football

This week, millions of players will log online or meet up at their friends’ houses to draft the fantasy football team they hope will...

Best Places to Retire in the USA – Report

Retirement can be a complicated subject. For most, retirement presents the opportunity to relax and...

93% of Millennials Aren’t Giving Up Uber Anytime Soon – Survey & Report

Someone once said that all press is good press. Yeah right. The first quarter of...