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

Safest Cities & States to Buy a Home in the U.S.

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Erie Renters Insurance Review

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SoFi vs Best Egg: Personal Loan Comparison

Both SoFi and Best Egg offer personal loans, but which lender is right for you will depend on your credit history and loan...

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...

Safeco Homeowners Insurance Review

Safeco insurance provides home insurance and policy add-ons at generally affordable rates. However, negative customer reviews on claims fulfillment and rising prices are...

American Family Renters Insurance Review

American Family renters insurance coverage starts as low as $11.50 per month. The basic coverage includes property, liability, and loss of use protection....

CitiMortgage Review

CitiMortgage features a variety of home loan options, including options for home buyers who aren’t able to make the standard down payment or...

Reverse Mortgage Funding Review

Reverse Mortgage Funding offers a variety of reverse mortgage options, including the chance to use your home equity earlier than some other lenders....

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...

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...