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:

College Ave Student Loans Review

College Ave Student Loans offers both private student loans and student loan refinancing. The lender has a wide variety of loan options and offers competitive rates and benefits.

Posted in: Student Loans,
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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,
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,
How to Check Your PNC Credit Card Application Status

Seeing the word “pending” after you submit a PNC credit card application can be frustrating, but it doesn’t mean you are denied. All applicants will receive notification of approval or denial within seven to 10 days. However, if you’d like to check your PNC credit card application status, you can contact the PNC Credit Card Underwriting department by phone.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Debt Payoff Calculator | Find Your Repayment Time

Use this debt payoff calculator to calculate how long your debt repayment will take, how much it will cost you, and how you can payoff your debt faster by contributing more each month.​ To get started, simply enter your current debt balance, interest rate, and remaining repayment term length. Then, choose whether you want to […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,

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: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
4 Lenders to Consolidate and Refinance Parent PLUS Loans

As a parent, you can refinance Parent PLUS loans in your name to lower the interest rate or you can refinance it into your child’s name. Debt consolidation is yet another option for Parent PLUS loans, but there are several factors you should weigh to figure out the best choice for your situation. Here’s what you need to know […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
California Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

People who are looking for help with student loan repayment might be eligible for student loan forgiveness depending on their profession and where they work. Federal student loans could be forgiven or discharged in certain cases. At the federal level, there are the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Teacher Loan Forgiveness programs (note that private student loan

Posted in: Student Loans,
Interest Savings Calculator

Saving money can seem hard but the sooner you get started, the sooner you can start earning interest. When you put your money into a savings account or investment account, you will be rewarded by earning a percentage of the balance each year. The longer you keep your money in, the greater the effect of compounding interest. […]

Posted in: Investing,
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 […]

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