Dave Rathmanner

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:

Best Colleges for Financial Aid

A look at the best colleges for financial aid including need-based aid, non-need-based aid, and aid for international students.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Reports,
Best Commercial Truck Insurance Companies

In order to operate legally, a truck driver needs insurance. The problem is, finding that insurance can be difficult. There are several companies that offer commercial truck insurance which we have reviewed below.

Posted in: Insurance, Other Insurance Resources,
Which Credit Card is Promoted in the Samuel L. Jackson Commercial?

You may have seen the commercials with iconic actor Samuel L. Jackson promoting a credit card in a variety of situations. Like Jennifer Garner in similar commercials, he remains calm and unruffled as he describes the no-frills card with a straightforward cash back rewards program. The most recent commercial features Samuel L. Jackson walking through a […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
6 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),
Cities with the Most & Least Affordable Homes in the U.S. for 2020

A look at which areas of the United States have the highest and lowest proportion of affordable homes.

Posted in: Mortgages, Reports,
Should Married Couples With Student Loans File Taxes Separately or Jointly?

For most couples, filing jointly is your best option at tax time. But borrowers with federal student loans under the IBR, PAYE, or ICR income-driven repayment plans could benefit from filing separately.

Posted in: Student Loans, Taxes,
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,
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,
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),
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,