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

How to Check Your PNC Credit Card Application Status

Seeing the word “pending” after you submit a PNC credit card application can be frustrating,...

Mint Review: A Budgeting App to Track Spending

Mint can help you track your various financial accounts, budget, spending, and more. It is...

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.

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,...

LendEDU’s Guide to College Scholarships

To get started, choose a category below or keep scrolling to find more info about finding & winning scholarships. We also just added...

A Look Inside the Class of 2017’s Plan for Student Loan Repayment

Each year, millions of students graduate college and embark on the beginning of their journeys...

A Look Into the Money Behind Fantasy Football

This week, millions of players will log online or meet up at their friends’ houses to draft the fantasy football team they hope will...

Best Places to Retire in the USA – Report

Retirement can be a complicated subject. For most, retirement presents the opportunity to relax and...

93% of Millennials Aren’t Giving Up Uber Anytime Soon – Survey & Report

Someone once said that all press is good press. Yeah right. The first quarter of...

Relationships & Personal Finance – Survey & Report

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