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:

01
Apr
Medical School Graduation Gifts Guide

Graduation from any medical school is cause for the celebration of a lifetime. The stringent academic requirements, rigorous classroom training, and on the job residency programs tax the resolve of the stoutest students.  When it comes time to lavish a gift on a medical school graduate, the pressure to find the right gift rivals the pressure of […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
15
Mar
March 2016 Survey – College Students Know Almost Nothing About Consumer Credit

In January, we traveled to a few local college campuses to survey current student loan borrowers. Over the course of a few days of surveying we found that our nation’s college students know almost nothing about student debt. The results of the survey were equal parts surprising and disturbing. This month, we returned to those same […]

Posted in: Credit Scores, Reports, Student Loans,
13
Mar
March 2016 Study – What Does Your Email Domain Say About Your Credit Score?

In 1972, Ray Tomlinson invented the first email. As a contractor at Bolt Beranek and Newman, Tomlinson choose the @ symbol to denote sending messages from one computer to another. In other words, for anyone using internet standards, sending an email was simply a matter of nominating [email protected] Unfortunately, on March 5th 2016, Tom

Posted in: Credit Scores, Reports,
06
Mar
LendEDU’s College Risk-Reward Indicator (CRRI) 2016

College is expensive. Really expensive.. So expensive, that College Board reported that the average student at an in-state public school should expect to pay about $19,548 this year. And, the average student at a private nonprofit should expect to spend about $43,921 this year. Keeping up with the rapidly rising costs of higher education isn’t easy. Savings, [&

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
01
Mar
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 students who fear that working while in school will affect their grades. These students might get better grades now, but they will likely face serious consequences in the future in the form of significantly higher student loan debt. That’s because […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
16
Feb
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 much more does a college grad actually earn during their lifetime? ​A 2015 report by the Georgetown University Centre for Education and the Workforce suggested that most college graduates make at least $1 million more over the course of their working lives than […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
15
Feb
February 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey (Part 2)

The 2016 Presidential race is starting to pick up. In the coming weeks Nevada and South Carolina will host their highly anticipated primaries. After that, the majority of Americans will be making the trip to the ballot box in March and April. At LendEDU, we work to help the more than 43 million Americans better […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
08
Feb
February 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey

Today, one in seven Americans currently has student loan debt. If you’ve recently graduated, this fact should come without surprise. Higher education is expensive, and increasingly students and families are turning to student loan debt to finance their education. Tuition hikes, generous loan limits, and the recovering economy has pushed the outstanding amount of stud

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
25
Jan
Student Loans Are Taking Over Gift Registries

Some student loan borrowers are so anxious to say goodbye to their student loans that they’re turning to student loan gift registries to help pay off student loans. Some are even adding their student loans to their wedding gift registries alongside requests for the more traditional pots and pans. With student loan debt statistics now showing $1.3 trillion

Posted in: Student Loans,
22
Jan
January 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey

Earlier this month we traveled to a few local college campuses in search of student loan borrowers. Today, 7 out of 10 graduates are leaving campus with a student loan statement in hand. And, the average graduate is leaving campus with just over $37,000 in debt. As you might expect, it wasn’t that hard to […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,