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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

Relationships & Personal Finance – Survey & Report

Do you fight about your finances with your significant other? If so, you might not...

Parents and Student Debt Survey 2017

Financial aid and student debt is a confusing topic for most Americans. The jargon can be difficult with words like forbearance and acronyms...

LendEDU’s Safest College Towns in the United States

College towns are places of beauty, inspiration, diversity, sport, and home to thousands of students...

LendEDU’s Venmo Transaction Study

Pizza, Drinks, Fantasy Football…and Sometimes Strippers I’ll pay for the pizza. Just Venmo me! Venmo, the popular mobile payment application in the United...

August Poll Finds Student Debtors Support Clinton & Many Remain Undecided

Summary: Online poll of 1,500 Americans with student loan debt Hillary Clinton wins (43%), Donald...

Survey Finds Student Debtors Think Student Debt is Bigger Threat Than ISIS

Summary: ​Online poll of 3,364 college graduates with student loan debt Bernie Sanders wins (36%),...

2016 College Students and Personal Finance Study

We are excited to release the results of our 2016 College Students and Personal Finance...

How Much Can You Save By Working Part-Time During College?

Nowadays, most students work part-time during college but there are still a great number of...

How Much More Money Will You Make Because of Your Degree?

People are always saying that a college education pays off many times over, but how...

February 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey (Part 2)

The 2016 Presidential race is starting to pick up. In the coming weeks Nevada and...