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:

15
Feb
Connecticut Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

When you’re looking for ways to pay for college, it’s hard to know where to begin. This guide will help students hoping to attend college in Connecticut to find ways to fund their education.

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
14
Feb
Arkansas Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

Arkansas has a robust set of scholarships, grants, and private student loans available to students who need help paying for school. Regardless of your major or level of schooling, chances are good that there’s a state-based program that can help you.

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
25
Jan
South Dakota Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

If you’re a South Dakota student looking to stay in your home state for college, you have several options available to you along with federal offerings. You have you education paid for — and you may not even have to pay some of it back.

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
10
Jan
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 most states have programs too.

Posted in: Student Loans,
08
Jan
When to Consolidate Private and Federal Student Loans

If you have multiple private and federal student loans, you might be considering consolidating them into one loan. For some, that can help lower the interest rate and monthly payment amount, but this isn't always the case.

Posted in: Student Loans,
11
Dec
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 known about it yet, it might be an excellent new resource for recent grads.

Posted in: Student Loans,
06
Nov
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,
30
Aug
California Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

If you live in California, don't overlook the state-based loan forgiveness programs that may be able to help you escape your student debt.

Posted in: Student Loans,
27
Jul
How to Prove Undue Hardship for Student Loans

The student loan debt load in America currently sits at $1.5 trillion. That’s 44.2 million people with monthly repayments constantly weighing on them. The average American with student loan debt owes $27,975. Unlike a challenging credit card bill or other lines of credit, student loans linger for decades, sometimes for 20 years before people can successfully pa

Posted in: Student Loans,
25
Jul
Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

With travelers checks largely a thing of the past, many international travelers rely on their travel credit cards to make purchases abroad. Most restaurants, accommodations, and other tourist activities around the world accept credit cards. It’s a hassle-free payment method that doesn’t require a trip to the bank or currency exchange office before your trip.

Posted in: Credit Cards,